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Colombia: one dead and four missing in a shipwreck

One person dead and four missing left the shipwreck of a boat that sank near the Colombian city of Cartagena de Indiascapital of the Caribbean department of BolivarThe Navy reported this Friday.

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The ship Be Voyagerwhich sailed from the port of Cartagena to Panama this Friday and flew the Tanzanian flag, was crewed by nine people from Colombia, Cuba, Honduras, Panama and Venezuela, four of whom were rescued alive, the Navy said in a statement.

The commander of the Cartagena coast guard station, frigate captain Juan Gutiérrez, stated that “once the alert call was received from the Maritime Agency, the search and rescue operation was activated.”

He added that “After two hours of searching, the Colombian Navy, with the support of a merchant ship, managed to locate four crew members alive.”

“We managed to reach the area and rescued four castaways and recovered a lifeless body,” said Gutiérrez, who added that the rescued received “First aid to verify your state of health.”

Likewise, the officer pointed out that the coast guard found the body of the deceased crew member in the sea, whose nationality was not specified. EFE

Source: Elcomercio

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