National authorities have no reports of Capitán Leo Andrés shrimp boat, which disappeared in the national Pacific. They’ve been looking for it for 14 days.
According to Martin Arias, Director of the National Coast Guard Service, they were informed of the disappearance on February 2nd.
Since then, we have been working with patrols all along the Pacific coast from the border with Nicaragua to Panama,
The National Coast Guard issued the alert to neighboring countries and sea and air patrols have been coordinated with the help of the United States and Nicaragua.
Costa Ricans Carlos Salas, Carlos Solís, Francisco Gómez, Luciano Morales and Alexis Miranda are on the boat.
There is not the slightest hint. We will continue until we find it. These boats should carry a radio buoy, which is a system that shows the location of the vessels through a satellite tracking. They cost from $ 500 to $ 1000,
The official explained that there are 5 families going through a difficult time and he questioned that the Navigation Law has not been approved, as this regulation will require ships to carry radio buoys, a vital instrument to locate boats. However, the project has been in Congress for 7 years.