Not All Options Have Been Exhausted in Search for Croatian Sea Captain

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ZAGREB, October 6, 2019 – Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman said on Sunday that together with the family and friends of missing Croatian sea captain Dino Miškić he believed that Miškić was alive.

“Instructions have been issued to all merchant ships and aircraft to observe the area. Not all options have been exhausted. The family, friends and we hope and believe that the captain is alive,” Grlić told reporters.

“When it comes to the lives of Croatian citizens, we here are the first to protect them,” he added.

The ship Bourbon Rhode, with a 14-member crew on board, sank on September 26 in the Atlantic, about 2,000 kilometres from the nearest mainland, the French island of Martinique. The crew were mostly Ukrainians and it also included one Russian, one South African and one Filipino. The captain was Dino Miškić, a Croatian national.

The search operation lasted for a week and resulted in the discovery of three crew members who were alive and four members who died. No other bodies have been found since October 1.

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