Nicaragua Captures Honduran Fishing Boat

By Dialogo
February 05, 2013

Nicaraguan Naval Force captured a Honduran-flagged fishing boat with a crew of 13 members of the same nationality for fishing illegally in their territorial waters of the Caribbean Sea, the institution reported on February 2.

The authorities seized over 1.4 kilos of marihuana and 454 kilos of lobster on the boat, whose 13 crew members were arrested, the report added.

The vessel “Capitán Bimbo” was intercepted “fishing illegally in our jurisdictional waters (…) at 100 nautical miles northeast of Cayos Misquitos on January 30,” the military spokesmen explained in a press report.

On August 22, the boat left Roatán (Honduras) under the command of Captain Hildebrando Madrid, who had no identification and said he was a Honduran national, according to documents seized by the naval personnel.



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