(SAN JUAN, Peurto Rico.) JUST IN: USCG REPORT: Rescue crews are searching for possible survivors of a capsized boat in the Mona Passage near Desecheo Island after rescueing four men while six remain missing #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.01: Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for possible survivors of a capsized boat in the Mona Passage near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico: Rescued are four men while six other persons remain missing, after survivors reported there were ten people aboard when their vessel capsized Sunday: The circumstances of the capsizing remain unclear and are being investigated:

Coast Guard, ferry Kydon, Good Samaritan rescue 4 survivors of capsized vessel in the Mona Passage, search continues for 6 others

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 12/01/2020 09:55 AM EST

News Release U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Contact: Coast Guard Puerto Rico PA Office
Office: 787-729-2381
After Hours: 787-510-7923
7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands online newsroom

Coast Guard, ferry Kydon, Good Samaritan rescue 4 survivors of capsized vessel in the Mona Passage, search continues for 6 others

Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector San Juan received a report from the ferry Kydon at 11:05 p.m. Monday reporting they had a visual of multiple persons in the water, approximately eight nautical miles west of Desecheo Island: The Kydon was transiting from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic at the time of the sighting. Shortly thereafter, watchstanders received a second report from the ferry informing the Kydon’s crew recovered two survivors from the water:

Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier (WPC-1115) that arrived on scene and embarked the two survivors from the Kydon: A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter also launched to search and find signs of additional survivors, while Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine units also responded:

At 7:54 a.m: Tuesday, Sector San Juan watchstanders received a communication from a Good Samaritan aboard the recreational vessel Kiara reporting having recovered two additional persons from the water. The cutter Joseph Napier rendezvoused with the Kiara and embarked the two survivors: The survivors reportedly were not be wearing life jackets when rescued and they were showing signs of dehydration and sunburn:

Coast Guard assets involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier (WPC-1115)
  • Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Air Station Borinquen
  • An HC-130 aircraft from Air Station Clearwater, Fla. is expected to join search efforts during the day.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published:Dec.01: 2020:

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