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Four, including two Jamaicans, rescued at sea by JDF Coast Guard

Four men - two Jamaicans, one Antiguan and a Montserratian - who were aboard a disabled boat, were rescued by the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard on Wednesday.
     
The Coast Guard was alerted by the Curacao Rescue Coordination Centre.
     
The 30-foot sailboat was adrift at sea within Jamaica’s Search and Rescue area.
    
The boat, which was drifting towards South America, was towed to Port Royal where the occupants were processed and medically examined.
    
The men stated that they left Jamaica for Antigua on July 2.
    
The boat later developed mechanical problems.
    
The vessel has been detained by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica for breaches of basic safety requirements under the Shipping Act.


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