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.