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The Coast Guard of Trinidad and Tobago reported Thursday that it remains alert to the shipwreck of a Venezuelan vessel with approximately 30 people on board, which departed Tuesday night from the state of Sucre to the island.
The coastal entity indicated that the last position of the vessel, named Jhonnnaly Josela, located two nautical miles east of the island of Patos, in the northeast of the Gulf of Paria and at the mouth of the Orinoco River Delta, whose waters are shared for Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Coast Guard noted, without giving further details, that four people were rescued from the boat. The coordinates of the shipwreck indicate that the responsibility of the maritime rescue corresponds to Venezuela. However, the statement noted that the Coast Guard has been contacted by the Venezuelan authorities and in accordance with their responsibilities. In accordance with the international convention for maritime safety, resources have been made available to assist in the rescue.
Some Venezuelan media indicated that at least 20 people are missing after a ship wrecked on Tuesday night. The boat was carrying more than 30 passengers when it suffered an accident due to a strong swell that overturned it in a point of the Caribbean Sea known as Boca de Dragón.