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German rescued in Tobago

Quick work by the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard resulted yesterday in the rescue of German national Dirk Glaubar, who was found drifting four nautical miles off Castara Bay, Tobago.

Public Relations Officer of the Coast Guard Lieutenant Kirk Jean-Baptiste told the Sunday Express that around 9.10 a.m., the Coast Guard received a call saying a man was en route from Martinique to Curacao when his vessel, the Ocean Pearl, sank.

"The man was adrift in a dinghy but managed to radio Coast Guard officials as he was equipped with a radio and hand-held GPS (global positioning system) device," Jean-Baptiste said.

Fast patrol craft CG13 was deployed, along with support from the Air Guard, which conducted flight patrols in the area.

"German national Dirk Glaubar was rescued around 11.45 a.m. by Coast Guard officials and brought to shore. He was then taken to the Tobago Coast Guard base where the authorities were contacted. No injuries have been reported," Jean-Baptiste said.

He advised seafarers to carry necessary equipment like life jackets, flares, radios, flashlights and GPS hand-held systems.

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tom sailor said on Monday, May 20 at 8:44 AM

It was the second boat, he lost in that area ...

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Anonymous said on Thursday, Jul 26 at 5:21 PM

This german was lucky, the last henious news I remember on a German national was Herr Taut who was buried alive in his front yard by a bunch of filth trying to pass for human ,advice to Dirk, get as far away from Tobago as possible, you may not be so lucky next time.

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Citizen said on Friday, Jul 20 at 1:35 PM

Good work coast guard. remember the vessel insurer will be looking for answer so our coast guard need to ensure proper documentation is done. sunken vessel claims bring hefty benefit for its owner, investigate properly. glad he was saved next step immigration.

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Jessie P. Clyne said on Monday, Jul 16 at 12:52 PM

Saw this in Express Tobago News. German rescued off Castara Bay, by the Tobago Coast Guard, travelling from Martinique to Curacao! Dick Glauber had his radio and hand-held global positioning system device with him. Kudos for Tobago Tourism and good teamwork with Coast Guard fast patrol CG13, and Air Guard and flight patrols. All fishermen note safety requirements. Hope all news media carried article. Good feel story Express.

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Two Cents! said on Friday, Jul 13 at 5:08 PM

Excellent work by the Coast Guard.

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Concerned said on Friday, Jul 13 at 10:12 AM

I haven't heard about taking him to Immigration to make sure he is who he said he is. As soon as he landed in Tobago, the immigration should be there also. Think people think.

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Dollar Bill said on Friday, Jul 13 at 8:51 AM

So where was this quick action when one of our fishermen recently was lost at sea? Yes of course technology might finally reach our fishermen but there was not quick action to find him. Good luck to the German.

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very proud bagonian said on Friday, Jul 13 at 2:58 AM

It is news like this should be front page news.

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