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The search is on for three Cuban men missing at sea after their cargo boat capsized near Caye Caulker Village. Reports are that the vessel was carrying 11 men when it capsized just after midnight on Sunday, March 20. Most men have been accounted for but three are still missing. Ambergris Today contacted Sgt. Leslie Wade of the Caye Caulker Police Station for an official report on this matter.

According to the police report on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at about 1:00 am, information was received from The Belize Coast Guard of a cargo vessel that had sunk about two miles out of the outer reef, east of Caye Caulker Village. Initial investigations revealed that the vessel was a cargo ship, 74 meters in length and 11 meters in width, with the name HELGA that was traveling from Panama and was heading to Mexico with a shipment of salt.

The crew consisted of 11 male persons, all of Cuban Nationality. The crew rescued were: Iraelio Mengana Garcia, 47-year-old; Armando Garnado Martinez, 47-year-old; Antonio Perez Sadez, 37-year-old; Humberto Iglesias Hernandez, 49-year-old; Alfredo Porta Martinez, 43-year-old; Jose Consta Nalia, 46-year-old; George Herrera Aldana, 38-year-old; Joaquin Ruiz De Zarate Arribas, 39-year-old.

The three that are still missing are Arthuro Edreira Cuza (Captain), Nelson Perez Ardao and Alexis Gonzalez Cuni, these men are still being sought by Coast Guard, Police and local personnel.

As a result of said incident the area was combed by Coast Guard and local personnel and eight of the men were rescued and were in good health with minor injuries. The Cuban Embassy was informed of the incident and all eight men were handed over to Immigration officer Mrs. Martinez.
Caye Caulker Missing Cubans RaftMissing Captain - Arturo Edreira Cuza and his family.

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    Thanks for the information desire to only clarify that the correct name of the Captain that remains lost is Arthur Edreira Cuza, we are companions of the same promotion and very I am distressed with this news, I wait for its aid so that the search continues, Thanks

    Thanks for the information I want only clarify that the correct name of the Captain that remains lost is Arthuro Edreira Cuza, we are companions of the same promotion and  I am very distressed with this news, I wait for its aid so that the search continues, Thanks you

    Alexis Garcia

    Montreal, Canada

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    hope that the search continue in the area by the Belize Coast Guard. We will continue with the hope that you find, your friends ,,,,, 6-promotion

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    Captain Arturo Edreira Cuza, this is his correct name, is still missing after the sinking of his Cargo Ship in the Coast of Belize. captain Arturo Edreira Cuza, father of two, husband, son, cousin is sadly missed by his family in Cuba. The Cuban government did not allow today the Captains Cousin to board the plane that was provided to bring back the surviving crew. He was trying to go to Belize to participate in the search and follow up with authorities on status of the search. Captains Edreira family in Cuba is desperate and has no means to support a wider search, they plead to the Belize Coast Guard to report the results and locations of the search and to provide any information that might help find Captain Arturo Edreira. Are all adjacent Islands, Cays etc, being searched? Is there anything that could be done to ascertain no spots are missing , could captain Arturo Edreira be stranded on a deserted Island? Please provide us whatever information may be available. God Bless

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    There are a whole bunch of seamen who graduated from the Naval Academy in Havana with Capt Arturo Edreira Cuza, all around the world: Canada, Russia, Costa Rica, PR, United States, but all close together in hope for news that he was found alive. We pray for him to be alive and for his family in this difficult time, as we pray for the coast guard in Belize, do not give up the search efforts,

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    Correct it is Arturo without intermediate h..... sorry.

    I only hope in God that is found with their companions as rapidly as possible.
    God blesses and protects to these three brothers

    I only hope in God that is found with their companions as soon as possible.
    God blesses and protects to these three brothers.

     

    Alexis

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    First of all I want to thank The GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE and especially Belice Coast Guard for continuing the search and rescue operation, and also thank the Belize media for still us informed. We are sure that today our brothers will be find. Regards,

    Osvaldo Marrero

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    Arturo and missing , your friends watch over you dear friend, Titi, Ponce, Gregori, Ulices and all of the 6 promotion. I hope you find my friend. We hope that the search continue in the area by the Belize Coast Guard

    Gregori

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    Hope that the search continue in the area by the Belize Coast Guard.   your friends ,,,,, 6-promotion

    Gregori

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    hola soy la cuñada de uno de los tripulantes que no aparece , el se llama ALEXIS GONZALEZ CUNI , no cune .

    el es un padre de familia y un hombre genial , amigos de todos y siempre dispuesto a ayudar a todo aquel que lo necesite .

    es padre , tiene una hija preciosa por la cual da su vida y ademas muy esperada y deseada .

    por favor si alguien sabe la mas miniima noticia puede escribirme a [email protected] , yo soy su cuñada  yy como imaginaran su familia y amigos estamos desesperados todos por saber de estos 3 tripulates.

    cualquier informacion que puedan darnos nos servira de ayuda

    gracias

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