Turks and Caicos fishermen rescued at sea

Turks and Caicos fishermen rescued at sea

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Two Turks and Caicos nationals were rescued off Inagua on Thursday morning during a joint effort by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence and Police Departments the US Coast Guard.

According to reports, a police patrol vessel with Defence Force Marines aboard went to investigate a report from a US Coast Guard helicopter that a fishing vessel was spotted off Great Inagua.

A 27-ft. open fishing vessel with the two occupants was found drifting approximately seven miles west of the island.

The men were in fair health and reported that their boat had experienced engine problems, and was adrift for eight days.

They were eventually escorted into Matthew Town alongside RBDF Maritime Facility, where they were transported to the Medical Facility to receive medical attention before being handed over to Immigration officials for further processing.