Saturday, 28 November 2020

“Panga” (Boat) Capsizes Near Isla San Lucas, Puntarenas

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QCOSTARICA – A “panga”  – modest-sized, open, outboard-powered, fishing boat – this afternoon capsized off the San Lucas island in the Gulf of Nicoya, Puntarenas (in the Pacific coast), according to the ervicio Nacional de Guardacostas (SNG) – Costa Rican Coast Guard.

A report by the Cruz Roja Costarricense (Red Cross) said the people were wearing life jackets, were rescued and in good condition and are now safe on the mainland.

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The press office of the Ministerio Publico (MSP) confirmed at 1:25pm that the boat was not carrying passengers, all aboard were crew members.

Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the accident.

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