An SVG Coastguard vessel. (File photo)

About 9:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, the St Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard Service received a report of a missing/overdue vessel “THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY”.

The vessel left Canouan about 4:45 a.m. with two persons on board and a quantity of fish.

Up to 10 a.m. on Thursday, the SVG Coast Guard had a negative sighting or reports of the vessel making any landfall. 

As a result, a search and rescue operation was launched. Thus far, a search within the following coordinates was conducted by the coast guard vessel: Latitude and Longitude (12° 59.4N, 061° 17.4W, 12° 45N, 061° 20W, 12° 48N, 061° 32W, 12° 59.4N, 061° 30W) a distance roughly 18 to 20 NM west and North West of the island of Canouan was searched. 

The Coast Guard vessel also conducted searches between Canouan and Bequia, which resulted with negative sighting. 

The trawler “Black Jack” with Eli Slater and a party of men also conducted a search to the north of Bequia Island and a negative sighting was also reported. 

Sea conditions are rough at present.

The MRCC Trinidad, MRCC Fort De France and Regional Security System (RSS) Operations room has been contacted and search and Rescue information relayed. 

The Barbados Coast Guard and the Grenada Coast Guard were informed.

Description of musing vessel: 25 feet, red and blue outside, with one 75HP engine.

Search and rescue operations are still ongoing for the vessel.