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Aug 14, 2015

BTV Asked for Coastguard Presence

Orlando de la Fuente

The Belize Territorial Volunteers have formally requested the presence of the Belize National Coast Guard on their mission to Sarstoon Island this weekend.  The call is for personnel from the naval service to be on hand to ensure that safety measures are in place before departing from Barranco Village on Sunday morning.  According to organizer Orlando De La Fuente, the need for coast guard presence has been precipitated by recent marine conditions in the area.

 

Orlando de la Fuente, Northern Territorial Volunteers

“When Wil and I scouted the island on Wednesday we realized that the seas were rough and there’s always an element of danger when you’re going in a boat, so I wrote a letter to the Commander of the Coast Guard John Borland requesting that the Coast Guard send some assets in that area to check on the boats to see that they’re seaworthy, to check that everybody has a life-jacket, and just to be around in the event of any maritime accidents. I have not heard from the Coast Guard as yet. As of today we have not received a response. Neither have we received a response from the Ministry of National Security nor the Ministry of Foreign Affairs nor the Commissioner of Police regarding our expedition to the Sarstoon. In a previous letter to the Ministry of National Security we had requested a B.D.F. escort. We have not received a response from them yet.”

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1 Response for “BTV Asked for Coastguard Presence”

  1. Belizean Pride says:

    M.N.C John SALDIVAR MIGHT TREMBLE FOR THIS TRIP HE INCLUDING SEDI SHOULD SHOW THE EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS TO BE A PROUD BELIZEAN THAN TO COWARD BEFORE THE GUATS. wE AS BELIZEANS NEED TO STAND OUR GROUNDS TO SHOW THEM THAT BELIZE DAH FU WE.

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