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Trinidad: 25 feared drowned Vessel sinks after leaving Venezuela

NINE of 34 Venezuelans who were heading for TT have been rescued after their boat sank en route.

The latest rescue figure, confirmed by the TT Coast Guard who have been liaising with their Venezuelan counterparts, came in at 6 pm yesterday. The nine, were rescued by the Venezuelan Coast Guard, 30 nautical miles north of where the boat sank and 24 nautical miles of Punta Peñas, Venezuela.

According to a Coast Guard release, the boat log had 25 people listed on the vessel, however, nine others boarded and were not recorded.

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