Sunday, March 20, 2011

Boat Capsizes Near Caye Caulker - Three Missing at Sea

At 11:10PM on Saturday night Belize National Coast Guard received a distress call on Channel 16 from the vessel Helga. Helga, which flies a Panamanian flag, is leased by a Cuban company. The crew of one captain and 10 men were in route from Mexico to Honduras where there were transporting salt. Their location was posted three miles east of Caye Caulker. A rescue mission was launched consisting of the National Coast Guard, the Belize Defense Force, local police and volunteers. At 3AM today four survivors were rescued from the water and another four were recovered at 8AM.
Three crewmembers remain unaccounted for and the search continues. The men rescued were transported to Caye Caulker where they received medical care and are awaiting transport off the island.

6 comments:

Ariel Hernandez said...

Please update the situation. I'm family of the captain of the vessel and you are the only one paper that had post the new. Please, we are all needing an update. Please update the situation.

Ariel Hernandez said...

Please update the situation about the rescue operation. The family need more news and the only place that the new have appear is in tour blog. Thanks

cuzadm said...

The Captain Arturo Edreira Cuza is my cousin, I live in Miami, if somebody knows something about him please send a email to cuzadm@hotmail.com
Thanks

cuzadm said...

The Helga Captain Arturo Edreira Cuza in my cousin, he is still missing, please if somebody get a news send a email to cuzadm@hotmail.com
Thanks

Henry Gonzalez said...

Can somebody provide updates on the efforts for the search and rescue of the missing crew members of the cargo ship Helga capsized last Saturday March 19th

Henry Gonzalez said...

Can somebody provide any kind of updates regarding to the search and rescue efforts for the missing crew members of the cargo ship Helga that capsized last Satuday March 19th