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Fishermen resume operations after deadly pirate attacks

first_imgMore than two weeks after the deadly pirate attacks in Surinamese waters, fishing vessels have resumed their operations, on Saturday afternoon.Fishermen and fishing boat owners suspended their operations in light of the attacks, which left four dead and 11 still missing. Five men survived the attacks which occurred in the Wia Wia Bank area.In the first incident, four boats were attacked; mere days later, another boat suffered the same fate.The green light was given for the trade to recommence as from Saturday. The high seas fishing trade in Suriname is carried out by Guyanese natives who operate out of Paramaribo.They have been promised protection by the Surinamese Coast Guard as well as the Guyanese lawmen.At noon on Saturday, several fishing boats left Port Paramaribo on the first fishing expedition since the deadly attacks.On Thursday last, the decomposed body of Gavin Outar was discovered at the Number 63 Beach, Corentyne. Outar was one of the fishermen killed during the recent attacks.He was reportedly working on the MV Shifanie, which is the same boat on which one of the four survivors, Sherwin Lovell was working. Danesh Persaud, also called “Vicky”, the captain of the boat, was the first fisherman to be discovered dead on the Wai Wai Bank. The MV Shifanie is believed to have been the last boat attacked. Outar was laid to rest on Sunday at the Stanleytown cemetery.last_img read more