Bolo in Bonaire for F/V FLIPPER
Kralendijk – Last night, 6 July, 2021 there was a report from the family of a missing fisherman from Bonaire came in at the Rescue and Coordination Center (RCC) of the Coast Guard. The man went Monday morning fishing with his boat named Flipper, but did not return home in the afternoon.
The only description we have of the vessel is from the photograph, but it looks to be approximately 16 feet with a 25 HP outboard. The interior of the vessel looks to be white, while the exterior hull is blue.
The fisherman’s family has contacted the Caribbean Coast Guard to start a search. On the basis of this request, the Coast Guard has immediately deployed a search for the fisherman with the Dash plane, helicopter and coastguard patrol on Bonaire. There is also a notification for a ‘sharp lookout’ by the RCC to the ships in the area requesting a lookout for the boat Flipper. The Coast Guard together with the chain partners on Bonaire and local fishermen, continues to search for the missing fisherman.