Fishermen feared dead after trawler reportedly sinks near Mahaica River


Several fishermen are feared dead after one crew member told the fishermen’s families that the trawler they were all working on sank near the Mahaica River in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Coast of Guyana.

Claudine Welch, the daughter of Ronald Burton- one of the fishermen feared dead – told the News Room that a surviving crew member made contact with several families to tell them what happened.

Several of the men who were on the vessel are from Agricola in Greater Georgetown.

According to the information provided by that crew member, the vessel sank early Saturday morning while the men were returning to the coast. The surviving crew member said he was rescued by other fishermen.

The vessel, a seabob trawler owned by Noble House seafoods, departed last Sunday. The surviving crew member told the Burton’s family that the vessel encountered some difficulties resulting in it becoming inundated with water. Soon after, the boat reportedly capsized.

Meanwhile, the News Room has been informed that police officers in Division 4C are investigating the matter.

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