7 fishermen missing, colleagues traumatized by latest piracy incident

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    Fishermen have been left traumatized by today’s piracy incident, which has left seven of their colleagues missing.

    The men were reportedly thrown into the Gulf of Paria after their boats were stolen.

    Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) says around midnight, the vessels were taken from Carli Bay and Orange Valley, with eight men being thrown overboard.

    One however is said to have made it to shore alive.

    103FM News spoke with Imtiaz Khan, President of the Carli Bay Fishing Association, who says five four boats remain missing, while 6 engines have been recovered.

    He also says the incident is the latest in a series of difficulties faced by fishermen.

    Mr Khan also gave the names of the missing fishermen.

    Meanwhile FFOS founder Gary Aboud is calling for more to be done in terms of border security.