WILLEMSTAD - The Coast Guard continues to patrol day and night and deploy all its sailing and flying units to ensure safety and security in the territorial waters of the ABC islands.
The trip from Venezuela to the ABC islands is a very dangerous trip; the sea is rough and unpredictable, the boats are often not seaworthy and usually take too many people on board, without adequate rescue equipment. This is a major security risk.
The Coastguard requests all citizens who observe suspicious situations at sea and on the coastlines to call the Coastguard 913 number. Vessels at sea can also contact the Rescue and Coordination Center of the Coastguard via VHF channel 16 when observing suspicious and / or dangerous situations. With your cooperation we keep the sea and the coastlines of the islands safe.