Desperate to escape Venezuelan pirates, two kidnapped fishermen jumped off their abductor's boat on Monday night but only one of them managed to make it home safely.
Bruised and traumatised Keyon Alexander, 29, of La Union Road, Erin arrived home around 3 pm.
He had spent the night swimming desperately and bawling for help from passing boats.
However, it was hours later that he managed to climb on top of an offshore oil installation where he rested for a while before being picked up by a passing boat occupied by local fishermen.
The family of a 28-year-old construction worker is fearful he may have been kidnapped by pirates while fishing off the coast of Cedros almost a week ago.
According to reports, Judah “Flats” Ramnarine, of Mafeking Village, Mayaro, along with captain Dionne Murray and Keston Marchand from the Oropouche area, went on a fishing trip on January 13 aboard the boat “Maria”.
They left from Otaheite Bay and made their way to Cedros.
A fisherman who allegedly fell off a boat is discovered floating in waters off mosquito creek.
CNC3 News understands that around 5:30 am on Monday, Neil Ramkhelawan went fishing with another man. It was reported that while recovering a net Ramkhelawan fell off the vessel and disappeared in the waters. Several search efforts were unsuccessful up till late last evening. Around 7 am this morning a passerby spotted a body floating and alerted the police, Coast Guard officials were also informed and assisted in recovering the body.
A fight between two Toco fishermen over a boat has left one dead and another to be charged with his murder.
This has been confirmed by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.
According to a release from the TTPS, Toco fisherman Tyron Marryshow also known as “Shaka” will appear in court today charged with the murder of David Callender.
According to reports, 38-year-old Callender of Cumana Village got into an altercation with another man over an electrical part for a boat.
An Arima fisherman was granted $750,000 bail, when he appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate, on Friday 1st September, 2017, charged with five counts of fraud, amounting to approximately $693,000.
Sheldon Taylor, 49, of Cleaver Road, Arima, was charged with two counts of uttering a forged valuable security, uttering a forged document, and two counts of attempting to obtain sums of money by virtue of a forged instrument.
The charges were laid after Taylor surrendered himself to the Fraud Squad, on Wednesday 30th August, 2017.
A fisherman who was last seen heading out to sea last night is missing and is feared to have drowned.
Coast Guard officers are currently searching waters off Orange Valley for the missing fisherman known as Rampy John.
The Coast Guard was informed around 8:30 last night about John’s disappearance and searches began shortly after.
The Air Guard also circled the area as they joined search efforts this morning, but they have reported no sightings of the fisherman just yet.
John lives along the Orange Valley Main Road.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating a 24-year-old fisherman, who was last seen leaving his home to go out to sea at Kings Wharf, San Fernando, on Tuesday 13th December, 2016, a police statement said.
Dwayne David was reported missing from his Palmiste, San Fernando, home to the San Fernando Police Station by his mother, Joann Combs, around 3:20 pm on Sunday18th December, 2016.
David had left home around 7:30 pm dressed in a red short pants and a red and white T-shirt.
A 50-year-old Cocorite man was killed this morning in a freak accident on a boat in the Gulf of Paria.
He has been identified as Ronald Christopher Hill of Freedom Street, Cocorite.
Reports indicate that around 9.50 this morning, Hill was on his boat in the Gulf when a large wave caused him to be thrown into the water.