Published On: Thu, Nov 20th, 2014

No Coast Guard patrols

coast guardWILLEMSTAD - The Coast Guard takes action. Who needs to be rescued at sea will be helped, but the boats will not sail for now. This is according to the president of the NAPB union, Ronaldo Abrahamsz.

According to the union leader, the reason for this action is the indecisiveness of the Minister of Justice, Nelson Navarro. He was supposed to start working with the report on the safety of the coastguards in Bonaire. But two months later he has done nothing, the union leader said.

The NAPB has reported that the Dutch Coast Guard in the Caribbean part of the kingdom of the Netherlands no longer patrols the territorial waters around Bonaire and Curacao.

This is the result of increasing violence against Coast Guard personnel.

According to a spokesman for the Coast Guard, personnel still perform rescue operations. The coast is still being monitored, but from the air, from the Hato support center at the Curacao Airport. Curacao is a popular island for drug transit.

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