The search is on for two registered Vieux Fort fishers who left Saint Lucia last week for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to buy pot fish and lobsters for resale locally but have not returned home.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times, 57-year-old Robert Joseph and 24-year-old Garvin Emmanuel left about 6:30 am on Thursday and arrived in Bequia some three hours later aboard the vessel ‘Let God Arise 3rd’ powered by a 200 horsepower engine.
Reports from Vieux Fort indicate that the two men were in regular contact with Saint Lucia until just before heading home after midday on Thursday.
The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Martinique is among the agencies searching for the missing Saint Lucia fishers.
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Headline photo (L to R) Robert Joseph and Garvin Emmanuel