Armistice Day Barbados !

BDF Media Release| 11 November 20

Photography and Story credit: CSgt Stoute H, AB Bryan T

The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) in a joint operation with the Regional Security System (RSS), conducted a successful Search and Rescue operation for missing fisherman Mr Shawn McClean aboard the vessel M240 BIZZARDTYNE. Mr McClean was reported missing on Monday 16 November 2020.

The BDFs maritime unit the Barbados Coast Guard (BCG), rescued Mr McClean 23 nautical miles off of Speightstown, St. Peter, via its Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) HMBS RUDYARD LEWIS (RL). The crew and Commanding Officer of the HMBS RL, Lieutenant Coast Guard Andrew Walcott, returned Mr McClean to HQ BCG, HMBS PELICAN where he received a secondary medical assessment by the BDF Florence Gittens Medical Facility (FGMF).

The BDF continues in its mandate and support to the civil powers to ensure the safety and security of Barbados’ interests.