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BREAKING NEWS: Body of fisherman washes up at Rose Hall Foreshore following piracy attack

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The remains of a father of two this afternoon (Wednesday, May 17, 2017), washed up at the Rose Hall foreshore, almost a day after his vessel was attacked by pirates at sea.

Dead is 45-year-old Mahadeo Ramdial who was the captain of the vessel.

21-year-old Permanand Nandan

The other crew members who survived the attack have been identified as 21-year-old Permanand Nandan of Tain Village, 45-year-old Arjune Permaul of Kilcoy Squatting area, Corentyne, Berbice.

45-year-old Arjune Permaul

According to information reaching the News Room, Ramdial’s body was spotted by persons who left earlier today in search him. However, they are waiting for the tide to recede in order to retrieve the body.

News Room was told that at about 18:30 hours last evening, the three fishermen were on their vessel out at sea at about three miles out from the Tain foreshore when they were attacked by two masked men wielding cutlasses.

During the ordeal, the three crew members were asked to hand over their catch and a Yamaha horsepower outboard engine after which they were ordered to board the vessel belonging to the pirates. They were then transported a mile from the location and thrown overboard.

News Room was told that after the two survivors managed to reach to shore, they informed other fishermen who reported the matter to the police but were told by ranks to inform the coast guards. Efforts to inform the Coast Guards were unsuccessful.

Fishermen from the area related that they had to form a search party and conduct their own search.

No arrests have been made but investigations are ongoing.

 

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