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United States Coast Guard Rescues Grenadian Fishermen

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, May 25, 2020 (CMC) – The United States Coast Guard says it has rescued two Grenadian fishermen, reportedly missing at sea for the past three weeks, according to a Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) statement, issued here, today.

The statement said that the men have been taken to the US Dominican Republic Naval Base Quarantine Field Hospital.

It reported that the men — Kevin Phillip, 26, and 37-year-old Shabba Richardson — had been rescued 80 nautical miles south of the Dominican Republic ,on Saturday.

“Phillip and Richardson left Grenada, during the first week in May, with a fishing vessel en route to Carriacou, and, reportedly, ran into difficulties with their boat engine. They were last heard from on May 6,” the RGPF statement said.

The statement did not provide details about the rescue or the present medical condition of the men, who left Grenada in the height of the curfew, after the government announced it was relaxing some of the measures that had been put in place, to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Both Phillip and Richardson are also on bail, awaiting trial, for drug-related matters. Richardson is also facing fraud-related charges.

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