Merchant ship hits boat off the coast of Progreso, a fisherman is missing

Ships from Mexico’s Army and Navy keep searching in deep seas, off the coast of Progreso, for the fisherman Carlos Mercedes Rosado Caamal, who went missing since February 27, after the “Syria I” fishing boat, in which he was working in high sea, was hit by a merchant ship that sailed out of the remote terminal of Progreso.

The fishing boat, which is obviously much smaller than the merchant ship, was totally destroyed by the blow. In fact, the merchant ship continued its journey and apparently did not realize that it collided with the smaller boat.

One of the fishermen, Carlos Alberto Rosado Osorio, was found off the coast of Progreso, not far from the remote terminal, on that same Wednesday Feb. 27, at 9 o’clock at night, and he was transferred to La Caleta. While another fishing boat found Kevin Gonzalez, the second fisherman, two hours later, at 11 o’clock on the same night, off the coast of Chelem.

The search for the third fisherman has been going on from February 27 at midnight, and continues until now. The relatives of the missing man have asked authorities to intensify the search.

Relatives of Progreso’s missing fisherman (Photo: Diario de Yucatán)

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