PIRATES KILL FISHERMAN IN TRINIDAD
The body of a Trinidadian fisherman who was forced over the side of his boat at gunpoint has been recovered on shore, according to the advocacy group Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS).
Reports have it that armed attackers boarded a fishing boat operated by local fisherman Andrew Volman and one of his relatives. The pirates ordered them to jump over the side, then abandoned them and made off with the vessel, the group reported.
Volman went missing, and his body was later found at La Brea, a small town on the island’s southwest coast. The other crewmember managed to swim to shore. The boat was later recovered intact, minus its engine, according to FFOS.
The attack is the latest in a long series targeting artisanal fishermen on Trinidad’s coast, including four more that occurred just last week.
“On June 9 four vessels were stolen at sea and fishers thrown overboard in the dark of night, and yet our government has not acted on a single recommendation made in 2019 by the government convened stakeholder committee,” said organizer Gary Aboud in a social media appeal.
“How many more must die? We continue to appeal for good public administration.” Gary said