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Safety Concern - Narco Submarines

By Sue Richards last modified Jul 13, 2010 11:01 AM

Published: 2010-07-13 11:01:33
Countries: Cuba

Received 8 May, 2010
Name of sender withheld

Off the coast of Cuba at 10 am in the morning several weeks ago, we saw what we thought was a whale. Then we thought it was a big log as it had a brown appearance, then we thought is was seaweed floating.

When we got close we found it was moving at around 3 knots heading 070 degrees, 8 miles from the Cabo San Antonio lighthouse, Cuba. It was a homemade submarine (I presume to move drugs from Mexico or Colombia to USA).

It was very low in the water and we passed within 100 yards of it. I am not sure if it was metal or fiberglass. It would have been a disaster to hit one of those. Both of us would have sunk I am sure.

So warn noonsite readers that these submarines are for real.

I have seen several captured drug submarines at the Coast Guard base in Cartagena, Colombia.