PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The countdown is on, with just a little more than a week to go, organizers are preparing to host the 9th annual SXM Budget Marine Fishing Tournament which kicks off on November 04th throughout November 06th at Bobby’s Marina.
Champion Boat of 2014 and 2015, fishing team, ‘‘Tahla'o from St.Barths is eagerly counting down the days at the chance to defend their consecutive crowns and accomplish what nobody has ever done before…. THREE-PEAT a fishing competition on St.Maarten.
There will surely be 20+ other fishing teams (both locally and regionally) vying for the opportunity to be crowned champions of 2016. This year’s event has the potential to be another exciting showdown where fishermen from all walks of live come out to show their skills.
ARUBA - The Rescue Coordination Centre of the Coast Guard detected by the radar on Sunday a suspect vessel south of Aruba about 17.45.
A patrol from fulcrum Aruba yanked right out with a Super-RHIB to investigate the contact. At approximately four (4) miles south of Barcadera, the vessel was found. Two coast guards boarded and found here a variety of exotic animals. Customs and Immigration Service were informed of the observations and the vessel was escorted to the port of Barcadera.
There it was thoroughly inspected by the Coast Guard and Customs. Besides the animals including four (4) mini Macaws (Parrot), one (1) Jaguarundi, one (1) Ocelot, eleven (11) Toucans, two (2) Tamarin monkeys, three (3) Cocker Spaniels, one (1) Great Dane, one (1) Bull terrier and six (6) Tortoises. Furthermore, a number of cartons of cigarettes and were also a quantity of petrol found on board.
The vessel, all animals, cigarettes and gasoline were seized by customs. The captain also received a report from the Customs for smuggling of such goods and animals. Coast Guard he was also a record for the lack of the necessary shipping documents.
CURACAO - On Monday, October 24th a big party drugs intercepted at a "Go fast." The radar operator -and the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) detected about midnight a suspect vessel south of Cas Abou, Curacao.
The Dash-8 maritime patrol aircraft of the Coast Guard and a Super-RHIB fulcrum of Curacao, were sent in that direction in order to further investigate the matter.
T is reached the spot they found an unmanned Go fast. The crew was believed to have fled after they were discovered by the Coast Guard. There was a fair amount of narcotics on board. After initial investigation showed it to go to 15 bales more than 400 kilos of suspected cocaine.
The Corps Police Curaçao was also informed about the proposal and sought a land patrol off the area but found nothing on. The vessel and the drugs have been brought to the Coast Guard bases in Parera. The drugs have been transferred to the KPC which together with the Coast Guard are investigating the case. It is the second time in less than a week that a large amount of narcotics is intercepted.
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Coastguard Caribbean (KWCARIB) On Wednesday, October 19th a big party drugs intercepted at a 'Go Fast'. The Dash-8 patrol aircraft of the Coast Guard who just returned from Haiti where she provided assistance after the passage of Hurricane Matthew, detected a suspicious vessel about 40 miles northwest of Curacao. There were three (3) persons on board.
The Rescue and Coordination Centre (RCC) has been informed and the cutter Jaguar Panther Aruba and Curacao were sent in that direction in order to further investigate the matter. Two Super-RHIB's from Centre for Curacao also marched in support. In the night hours they were able to intercept the 'go-fast'. There was a fair amount of narcotics on board.
CURACAO - During a brief ceremony at the Coastguard have six (6) aspirants Coast Guard received their certificate called the Coast Guard Specialization. The Coast Guard was able to connect to the training of the Police Academy in Bonaire, where members of the Police Force and the Royal Military Police participated in. After a two-year study they were a few weeks back their police qualifications to receive MBO 3 level.
ARUBA - The Caribbean Coastguard (KWCARIB) received on Tuesday, October 18th around 1 4:35 pm a report of the Central Station of the Police Corps Aruba a crew member of the vessel 'Perla' was unwell geworden.Het vessel was located at that time at two ( 2) miles south of Rodgers Beach Sero Colorado, Aruba.
By controlling the Rescue and Coordination Centre (RCC) is a Super-RHIB equal plucked from the fulcrum Aruba Coast Guard to provide assistance. Onsite arrived they found a person with pain in his chest.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Get your running shoes ready! The first-ever Sea to Sea Marathon is coming to Tobago May 20 – 21, 2017. The scenic race, ideal for novice and seasoned runners alike, includes a 5K and 10K on May 20 followed by the full and half marathons on May 21. The Sea to Sea Marathon is the ultimate destination race for runners seeking a picturesque tropical paradise during their trek to the finish line.
The action-packed weekend includes a variety of activities and entertainment for those participating and spectating. During the opening ceremony on Saturday, May 20, entertainment will be provided at the Marathon Village; a breakfast and special “carb loading” dinner will also be served for marathon participants. All of the Sea to Sea Marathon race courses will start in the Main Ridge Forest Reserve near Bloody Bay on the Caribbean Sea and proceed through scenic villages along the Atlantic coast to the capital of Scarborough and on to finish line in Lambeau Beach, Little Rocky Bay.
A destination marathon in Tobago is not only about the marathon itself, but experiencing the island totally, thoroughly and truly from the ground up.
MIAMI – Tropical Storm Matthew has formed in the Caribbean. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the French Islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.
The government of Barbados has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Barbados, Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadine Islands.
The government of St. Lucia has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for St. Lucia.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Guadeloupe and Martinique, St. Lucia, Dominica, Barbados, St. Vincent, and the Grenadine Islands.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Barbados is set to host a number of premier sailing events over the next two years, one of which is the OK Class World’s 2017 yachting event, considered by many as one of the best in the world.
PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten Management and Supervisory Board representatives were informed about new trends taking place in the cruise industry at Seatrade Cruise Med on Wednesday in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
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