20 Possibly Dead After Boat Disappearance
Reports indicate that a boat conveying 20 persons has disappeared between the Bahamas and Florida, in the United States of America (U.S.A)
This much was announced by the U.S Coast Guard, on Saturday.
This announcement comes a day after the suspension of a futile three-day search for the missing boat.
The boat is said to have departed the island of Bimini, on Monday, and was expected to dock about 80 miles (130 kilometers) away, at Lake Worth, Florida.
A statement revealed that the Coast Guard, on Tuesday, was notified that the boat never arrived at its destination.
Teams from both the Bahamas and the U.S spent the next three days carrying out a joint aerial and maritime search, the Coast Guard disclosed.
The search, they said, spanned over 17,000 square miles (44,000 square kilometers).
Captain Stephen Burdian, Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, called on members of the general public with useful information about the missing boat to contact the Coast Guard.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the missing people,” Captain Stephen Burdian said.