Six Jamaican nationals floating in a disabled vessel were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Nov. 23. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis reported that the vessel, which was headed to Tortuga, Haiti, had been adrift for two days and that the crew was running low on supplies.
“The sea can be unforgiving and when a boat or vessel experiences a casualty at sea, having the right equipment can save lives as this case shows,” said Chris Eddy, Coast Guard 7th District search and rescue coordinator. “This flare signaled to the crew of the Thetis who was within range to see it, ready to respond, and was able to save these six people.”
No one was injured on the ship, which was found 76 miles south west of Tortuga.
Rescued were Garnel Goldson, 30, Rohan Smith, 50, Raymond Foster, 30, Jermaine Brown, 32, Marvin Buchanon,39, and Jermaine Lobiboun, 33.