A U.S. Coast Guard cutter was concerned in a deadly collision with a small fishing boat off the coast of Puerto Rico on Monday.
The accident concerned the USCGC Winslow Griesser and a 23-foot industrial fishing vessel, named Desakata. One in every of two folks on board the fishing vessel was killed within the accident.
The collision befell roughly 4 nautical miles north of Dorado, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector San Juan have been notified of the incident by the Winslow Griesser at roughly 2:19 p.m. on Monday and directed the launch of a 45-foot response boat crew from Station San Juan who arrived on-scene and positioned the broken fishing vessel.
Following the collision, the crew of the Winslow Griesser recovered the 2 fishermen aboard Desakata, recognized as Carlos Rosario, who was fatally injured, and his brother Samuel Rosario Beltrán, who sustained accidents however survived the collision.
The Winslow Griesser transported each of the recovered fishermen to Coast Guard Base San Juan for switch to awaiting Emergency Medical Companies.
The Nationwide Transportation Security Board (NTSB) is main the investigation into the reason for the collision.
“We sincerely mourn the passing of Carlos Rosario following the collision between a Coast Guard cutter and the fishing vessel Desakata,” mentioned Capt. José E. Díaz, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan. “We ship our most heartfelt condolences to his household, mates and family members, and pray they discover energy throughout this most troublesome time. An intensive investigation will probably be accomplished to find out the causal elements that led to this collision in order that we are able to stop one of these incident from occurring sooner or later.”
USCGC Winslow Griesser is a 154-foot Sentinel Class quick response cutter homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
In 2014, the 100-foot U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo struck a 42-foot fishing vessel because it was hauling lobster traps about 9 miles off the coast of Vieques Island in Puerto Rico. The 2 folks on board noticed the cutter coming and jumped overboard, avoiding harm.
An NTSB investigation into the accident discovered the cutter’s officer of the deck suffered from an absence of sleep and advisable that the Coast Guard take steps to deal with watchstander fatigue.