The GDF Coast Guard and supporting agencies are currently in the process of bringing the vessel that was discovered yesterday in Guyana’s waters with dead bodies to shore.
A photograph seen by News Source of the small vessel out in the Atlantic showed what appeared to be a number of the bodies and body parts in the bottom of the vessel while another body could be seen clinging to an upper rafter on the vessel.
The vessel is green in colour and there is no name or identifiable markings. There is also no engine attached to the vessel.
Sources close to the investigating teams have told News Source that it appears as though the persons might have been dead for a while and the bodies are now in an advanced state of decomposition.
One of the sources pointed out that it also appeared as though water from the ocean had made its way into the boat. There are signs of a brownish substance that is suspected to be blood mixed in with the water.
In a statement, the Maritime Administration indicated that the vessel was spotted drifting at sea, at approximately 112 nautical miles from Georgetown.
The vessel was spotted on Monday by an outgoing vessel which immediately alerted the maritime authorities and an emergency plan was activated to get the vessel to shore.
The authorities were hoping to get the vessel to shore late last night, but the location and other factors forced a delay in the efforts.
The bodies on the vessel and the vessel itself are still to be identified.