Foreign Minister meets with owners of detained fishing vessels


Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd, on Monday met with Prem Kumar Lallbachan and Trevor Daniels, owners of the recently detained Guyanese registered fishing vessels, the Lady Nayera and the Sea Wolf respectively.

During the meeting, he conveyed the government’s commitment towards the release of the crews and vessels.

The Foreign Minister also provided the owners with an update on the Government’s efforts including the issuance of a statement condemning the recent actions of Venezuela and the transmission of a note verbale in protest of the Venezuelan navy’s actions.

“We are doing all within our power to reunite the crew members with their families and help you to continue with your business,” the Minister stated.

The Foreign Minister pledged to remain in contact with the owners and share updates as they occur.

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, the two vessels were intercepted by Venezuelan naval vessel Commandante Hugo Chavez GC 24, while operating off the coast of Waini Point at a position of N 80 49’ 06”/ w 590 37’ 40” W. The Government of Guyana is using all diplomatic channels to ensure the safe return of the crew and vessels to Guyana

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