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A Fortunate Rescue At Sea This Week
By: Zona Sur
Officers of a US Coast Guard frigate rescue four fishermen from the Costa Rican ship Rio Bravo III.
The ship was reported sinking in the South Pacific at 1:15 in the morning of last Tuesday, when an alert entered the National Service of # Coast Guard CR.
It indicated that 56 nautical miles, or 103 kilometers, from Cabo Matapalo, in front of the Golfo Dulce, a fishing boat was sinking.
According to the alert, it was a fishing boat named Rio Bravo III, with registration of Playas del Coco GPC-8934, approximately 30 feet, whose crew barely had time to call via satellite phone to report their situation.
The occupants of the Rio Bravo III boat had been fishing since last October 20, when they had set sail from Puntarenas with provisions for a month, but due to the bad weather conditions that prevailed in the South Pacific, their ship ended up sinking.
Due to the fact that there was no Coast Guard vessel near the sinking point, the Operations Center of this police force immediately began to coordinate with the United States Coast Guard, who sent a frigate to rescue the four Costa Rican fishermen.
They were identified as Melvin Canales Carrera, Gonzalo Chaves Jimenez, Darwin Alfaro Alfaro and Edelberto Chavez Perez, who were brought aboard the aforementioned frigate at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.
The US Coast Guard provided them with clothing, as well as water and food, after which a coordination began for a Costa Rican Coast Guard boat to transfer them to Golfito.