UPDATE: Missing Pointe Michel boat found in waters off Puerto Rico

A boat from Pointe Michel that was reported missing in late May has been found in waters off Puerto Rico, the police have confirmed.

According to Police PRO, Acting Inspector, Simon Edwards, on 8th June 2018, a United States Coast Guard vessel whilst on duty in the waters off Puerto Rico, rescued three people on a fishing vessel named Papa Fish.

They were identified as Dominican Jeff Johnson of Scott’s Head and two female Haitian nationals.

According to Edwards they were in good health and are in the care of the US Customs and Border Protection Agency in Puerto Rico.

Edwards said an official report was made on 20th May 2018 indicating that Jeff Johnson and Earl Polydore of Pointe Mitchel departed on a fishing expedition in the La Plaine area on May 19 and were not seen afterward.

Searches were conducted via air and sea in the area of interest until June 3 with negative results.

The police did not report on the whereabouts of Polydore.

 

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28 Comments

  1. Dominican in maimi
    June 12, 2018

    Wel well well it time they give the fishries department the right to revoke a fishermqn permit to guys that have been charged with these crimes and not to let them own or captain a fishing boat again because they not only give the coast gaurd extra work to do but also put other fisherman life at risk going to look for guys that go fishing for spanish and hatians

  2. June 12, 2018

    what the he’ll happened to polydore

  3. Observer 1
    June 12, 2018

    So, everybody/vessel that goes missing at sea, is “fish” dey was fishing? People stop burying your heads in the sand. Human Trafficking is a stark reality in our part of the world.

  4. Merina McKenzie
    June 12, 2018

    There need to be more security manding the shores.
    People sneak in and out of Dominica.
    Where is the police patrol.
    Give the SSU unit of the police force, some work to do.

  5. Dr. Sam
    June 12, 2018

    The people of Pointe Michel, especially the family of Doobsa, are encouraged by this remarkable news (Puerto Rico?!) We give thanks for the rescuers.

    We hold on to a tiny thread of hope for Mr. Earl Polydore, such an outstanding man of the sea. We are confident our Coast Guard will continue to do their best to glean further information and bring closure to many unanswered questions.

  6. Negre bord la mer
    June 12, 2018

    Soldiers must die, but people need to ensure their equipment is in order to cross the wzters.
    If this was reported on a timely basis and handled by the french rescue sysyem it would not have been a problem for the spotter plane to see them.
    Attention to all….report these things as soon as possible.
    After all government makes a grand a head.
    Dubsa my boy…..i hope you bring your crazy drunken joy wherever you are.

  7. kubulol
    June 12, 2018

    Well, de man fished 2 black mermaids ! that’s all !

  8. mine
    June 11, 2018

    Thanks God they were found, but did the females went fishing too.

  9. kemuel baron
    June 11, 2018

    what happen to all you Dominicans nah? say thank God they were found… ungrateful set of people. the politics spirit that have alu going lol.

    • Jheri
      June 12, 2018

      only one was found…. or can’t you read?

  10. Amanda Nieurzyla-John
    June 11, 2018

    what happen to all you Dominicans nah? say thank God they were found… ungrateful set of people. the politics spirit that have alu going lol.

  11. Bobby brown
    June 11, 2018

    Well I no all this that was on the boat thank good some still alive

  12. June 11, 2018

    Human trafficking, two Haitian females ? I did not know they go fishing to.

  13. Paul Wolf
    June 11, 2018

    I’m confused. The official report made on May 20th stated that Jeff Johnson and Earl Polydore went fishing, and now, Jeff Johnson two female Haitian nationals were rescued. What happened to Earl Polydore, and where did the two female Haitian nationals come from?

    • Rowrowbaby
      June 12, 2018

      The question is where is Earl Polydore

  14. JP
    June 11, 2018

    RIP brother, love always.

  15. MR DOMINICA
    June 11, 2018

    This brings to mind one important service missing in Dominica a dependable rescue service because a boat missing between Dominica and any of the French islands could have been found within a few hours or a day THIS boat was adrift for almost a month which means it was in the ocean around those islands for days before reaching the area where it was found .this is a badly needed service plus some type of communication service between the police dept. and boats out in the ocean

    • Treadstone
      June 11, 2018

      I don’t think it was adrift all of the time since it left DA. The information provided implies that it made a stop somewhere where some embarkment/disembarkment of passengers took place. The story is still muddy. I suppose some clarification will come sooner or later.

      • Jheri
        June 12, 2018

        and if they were adrift at sea since May they’d long since perish.
        this was no “fishing” expedition.

    • febrese
      June 11, 2018

      persons are warned over and over again about quipping themselves and their boats. so those who dont obey will perish. them Haitians paying well for their fishing trips.

  16. DT
    June 11, 2018

    Great news for the family and villagers.

  17. Ibo France
    June 11, 2018

    Thank to the Father for spared lives. It will be interesting to hear from the three fishermen how they managed to survive this ordeal. Great news!!!!

    • Jeez
      June 11, 2018

      Fishermen? Transporters of men. That is what is wrong with you people in this place. you all will call anything by a name it is not. EVERYBODY knows, many have disappeared on account of this trade which must be stopped. Keep calling them fishing expeditions.

      • Ibo France
        June 11, 2018

        Jeez, I made my comments before the additional information and update about the Haitians was added by DNO. The original story only mentioned Dominican fishermen. Still should give thanks as all lives are precious and sacred.

      • Merina McKenzie
        June 12, 2018

        Human trafficking.
        More bad name for Dominicans.
        What fishing, is there habit.

  18. Sams
    June 11, 2018

    Thank God one in our favor

  19. Sams
    June 11, 2018

    Thank good hope they in good health and spirit

  20. June 11, 2018

    What a mighty God we serve

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