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UPDATE: Boat found off St Croix; Fisherman still missing

The boat Mr Carlos Titley set out to sea on yesterday, November 11, 2016 has been found off St Croix, however, Mr Titley remains missing. Photo: Facebook
Local fisherman Carlos Titley has been reported missing and a massive search is underway on the sea for him. Photo: Facebook
Local fisherman Carlos Titley has been reported missing and a massive search is underway on the sea for him. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The boat that Virgin Islands fisherman Carlos Titley went fishing on has been recovered, however, Titley was still not found up to late evening, November 12, 2016.

According to information reaching this news site, the boat, which belonged to a relative of Titley, was found north east of St Croix, US Virgin Islands with the engine still running and the vessel spinning in the water.

The discovery was made by the Dutch Coast Guard shortly after 4:00 P.M. on November 12, 2016.

Mr Titley went out to sea to fish yesterday, November 11, 2016 and has not been heard from since.

According to Coordinator of Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) J. Phil Aspinall, the mission for Person in Water (POW) has been handed over to the US Coast Guard who were late this evening continuing the search via air and water.

VISAR will re-join the search efforts tomorrow if necessary, according to MR Aspinall.

See previous article published November 12, 2016

Massive search on for missing fisherman Carlos Titley

A massive search party is on the sea hoping to locate fisherman Carlos Titley, who reportedly did not return from a fishing trip yesterday, November 11, 2016.

According to reports, Titley was not heard from since yesterday and family members are fearing something may be wrong.

Our information was confirmed by Coordinator of the Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) J. Phil Aspinall who likened the search to looking for a “needle in a haystack.”

He also said the search party includes the US Coast Guards, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Marine Police, Her Majesty’s Customs and VISAR.

According to Mr Aspinall, the fisherman had reportedly not told anyone which area he was going fishing, "but we have some suspicions where he might have gone but we are not sure."

Mr Aspinall further said all search parties have been out since the break of dawn but they have not made any “in-roads just yet.”

26 Responses to “UPDATE: Boat found off St Croix; Fisherman still missing”

  • Fam (12/11/2016, 14:03) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope he is safe
  • wize up (12/11/2016, 14:13) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope for the best
  • while they are here (12/11/2016, 14:20) Like (4) Dislike (17) Reply
    good job for BVI airways
  • all jokes aside (12/11/2016, 14:21) Like (41) Dislike (0) Reply
    We are hoping and praying that every thing safe with him and that he returns to him family in good health.
  • the rock (12/11/2016, 14:41) Like (37) Dislike (2) Reply
    Carlos I am praying for your safe return!
  • bestie (12/11/2016, 15:44) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    God please bring him home!
  • sad (12/11/2016, 16:02) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    CARLOS friend I pray u are safe and return to us....
  • Primary School Niece (12/11/2016, 17:11) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Please be ok Uncle Carlos! I can't take this!
    • kishmet daniel (12/11/2016, 17:57) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
      I am praying for u mrs TITLEY. I hope he make it home safely. I saw him the other day pass in his black and blue car and i said to myself he came back home. Father god please gave this family the health and strength that they need right now to be able to go through this test of faith help this young man to make it home safely to his family
  • wtf? (12/11/2016, 17:12) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    hope hes okay. honest
  • Fisherman (12/11/2016, 18:21) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply

    For the record Carlos told "his team' where he was goin fishing. Barracuda bank aka sea mount. they gave all authorities including US coast guard the coordinates for the fishing spot. he always let them know when he was heading in and when he docked up, hence the concern when he did not check in for quite some time.

  • Deh Pon Vibes (12/11/2016, 18:27) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    This one slapped me today but like any other we never exoect these circumstances.....Oh Jah I pray for his safety and wellness touch and comfort his family at this time for a peace of mind....Selah...stay strong Carlos
  • cay (12/11/2016, 18:54) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    please pray for his family
  • Cuz (12/11/2016, 19:20) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    We miss u prey for the best
  • feel like a dream (12/11/2016, 19:40) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    PRAYING THAT YOU RETURN SAFE CARLOS!!!!!! PLEASE
  • Fren (12/11/2016, 19:41) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please please come home
  • plz God (12/11/2016, 19:43) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    we all prayin for you carlos.
  • hope for the best (12/11/2016, 22:16) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    praying for your safe return my boy.
  • sad sad sad (12/11/2016, 23:30) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Either he got thrown off after hitting a huge wave or had a near miss with a ship and fell overboard
  • please find him (12/11/2016, 23:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    maybe he had on a life jacket
  • prayers (13/11/2016, 04:24) Like (58) Dislike (2) Reply
    OuR Father who art in Heaven hallowed be thine name. Thy Kingdom come thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Father we lift our eyes to you in this time of trials. We ask you Lord to encamp and protect or Brother Uncle Cousin Nephew Coworker and Friend at this time. surround him Lord with your Angels of mercy and protection and bring him home safely and in good health. We know that you are a faithful God and ALWAYS looking over us. You promised never to leave us nor forsake us. So we pray Father that you will look over CARLOS wherever he may be so that he will not not be afraid or discouraged. In your Mighty name Father I/we pray. Amen
  • Waiting (13/11/2016, 08:45) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Carlos pleaseee be safe and come home!!
    I know you are okay and safe just waiting to be rescued please just hold o !! Please just be okay and come hime in one piece please xxx
  • ? (13/11/2016, 16:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where did he rented the boat ?
  • Expat (14/11/2016, 08:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Looking at that lovely tuna, Carlos might have gone over while fighting a trophy size fish.
  • B Real (14/11/2016, 08:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Boat found spinning with engine running? Sad Sad day.


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