“It was gross negligence.” With that short sentence, Manuel Córdova summed up his opinion of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of many in the fishing community today. Charles RosarioTomorrow, after Monday, a boat from Coast Guard bump into yourself
His death has shocked those who knew him and remember him not only as a veteran “seaman”, but even more as a great human being.
“Carlos was a really excellent commercial fisherman, but more than that, he was an excellent friend,” Cordova recalled in an interview. new day,
“He left his seed wherever he was,” said Cordova, who often went fishing with Rosario. “I am older than him, so I have known him since childhood. He grew up in the sea.”
Her mastery over the sea does not allow her relatives to think that she has done something that would put her in danger.
After learning of the information reported by Rosario’s brother, Samuel Rosario Beltrán, who is recovering from collision injuries, Cordova is clear what happened.
“It’s a great misfortune. It’s an accident and the Coast Guard has the right of way, but they weren’t looking. They have to warn with respect. They have to be aware, even if they’re looking for Yola.” They cannot go about 40 knots (speed) without looking ahead,” Cordova said.
“To me, this is gross negligence by the United States Coast Guard,” he said. “I hope justice is served.”
He told that both the brothers used to catch fish in their boat as usual. At that time they were focusing on the stick and “fighting” with the fish.
“Samuel survives as he comes out of the side of the impact, but Carlos had no luck. To capsize it, giving it to the middle of the boat, it sinks it,” Cordova said.
“When the brother sees the body, he swims towards it and grabs it and remains with his brother all the time. When the (coast guard) boat finds out, it capsizes and releases the life guards,” he said.
Another who expressed regret for what happened is the president of the Dorado Sport Fishing Association, Alfredo Ríos.
“Deeply saddened by the loss of a professional of our colleague at Vega Alta,” Rios said. “We are very sad. What happened is very unfortunate.”
“A great man and a lover of fishing has been lost,” he said. “He participated in every fishing tournament like his brother. He won many tournaments. He also worked with the big boats in San Juan. He was well acquainted with the sea.
With regard to Rosario’s expertise, for the same reason as Cordova, Ríos finds it difficult to think that this was a situation his friend could not avoid and that it happened because it was out of his control, in part due to .
“That (where the collision happened) is the open sea. Everyone is questioning it,” remarked Rios. “It’s somewhat incomprehensible. Carlos was an ‘old fox’ of the sea.”
Events were reported yesterday afternoon, Monday, approximately four to five nautical miles off the coast.
The Coast Guard assured that a “thorough investigation” would be conducted. The investigation is being conducted by the US Transportation Safety Board.