Bahamian fishermen apprehended for using compressors

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A Bahamian fishing vessel with 29 Bahamians on board was apprehended on Sunday, June 30, 2019 by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) for committing a fishery violation with the use of compressors.

A statement issued Monday by the RBDF, outlined that while on routine patrol, HMBS Rolly Gray, under the command of Senior Lieutenant William Sturrup, apprehended a fishing vessel named, Sweet Dreams, in the Cay Sal Bank area with a large quantity of conch and a compressor on board.

“Skiffs belonging to the vessel were also in the immediate area with compressors on board.  Additionally, a search of a nearby cay uncovered several more compressors,” the RBDF said.

The RBDF said the vessel and its crew will be escorted to the capital where they will be turned over to relevant authorities for further investigation.