Relatives need help to find merchant marine vanished in San Pedro
San Pedro, Dominican Republic.- Relatives of merchantseaman and Honduran national Julio Cesar Baahia Gómez said he vanished severaldays ago after arriving at the city’s port on a tugboat from Bonaire, NetherlandsAntilles, ask Dominican authorities to establish his whereabouts.
Marcos Antonio and Julio Roberto Baahia Menbreño,said their father, Baahia Gómez, who works as a second captain on the boat, waslast seen by his mates in a grocery store on Saturday Sept. 10 a 11:30 pm andwas later recorded by the camera at the dock at around 2am Sunday. He hasn’t beenseen or heard from since.
Quoted by hoy.com.do the relatives said the missing man andhis mother had been in constant contact with from Honduras until Sept. 10, whenthe company Borinquen & Salvage contacted her to say that he was missing.
They complain of the little support from Dominicanauthorities, including the Dominican Navy and the Merchant Marine, which is incharge of the crew’s safety.
“We ask the competent agencies to continue the search for ourfather with divers and equipment necessary throughout the area, since nobodysaw him board the tugboat Caribbean Trade.”