Published On: Thu, Dec 20th, 2018

Second catch for station ship Zr. Mr. Zeeland in a short time

Coast Guard1WILLEMSTAD - On Tuesday evening, the Zeeland had its second catch in the Caribbean. A Go Fast with four people on board that presumably were transporting illicit goods. The persons and the money that was confiscated were transferred to the Bonairean authorities (KPCN) for further investigation.

Sr. Mr. Zeeland received an alert from the Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) on Tuesday evening just after 19:00 hours that an unidentified boat was sailing in the waters near Bonaire. The NH-90 helicopter of the Zeeland and the Dash of the Coast Guard then went after the Go Coast GuardFast. During the chase, several warnings were given to stop.

Eventually, warning shots from the helicopter forced the speedboat to stop. The 4 crew members of the Go - Fast immediately began to throw packages, clothing and other items on board, but the approaching FRISC of the Zeeland was able to get these goods out of the water.

The Go Fast was towed by the station ship to the KPCN in Bonaire on Wednesday morning. They now continue with the investigation. The Zeeland continues its patrol for the Coast Guard.

Click Tag(s) for Related Articles: