Boat with 20 aboard disappears between the US and Bahamas

WION Web Team
Washington, DC, United States of America Published: Jan 03, 2021, 07:31 AM(IST)

Representative image of a boat Photograph:( AFP )

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The US Coast Guard had been searching for the missing boat for three days before finally announcing it was missing on Saturday.

A boat carrying 20 people has disappeared between the Bahamas and Florida.

The US Coast Guard had been searching for the missing boat for three days before finally announcing it was missing on Saturday.

The boat, which left the island of Bimini on Monday, was due to dock at Lake Worth in the southern US state, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) away.

On Tuesday, the Coast Guard was alerted that the boat never arrived at port, according to a statement.

For the next three days, teams from both countries conducted a joint aerial and maritime search over about 17,000 square miles (44,000 square kilometers), but efforts were suspended on Friday.

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