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Divers cry foul

Rachelle Agard

Divers cry foul

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TWO DIVERS ARRESTED at sea on suspicion of harvesting sea eggs using scuba diving gear have charged harassment by the Barbados Coast Guard.

Allan Bradshaw and Raymond Chow both claimed they had not broken any laws but were getting a raw deal from the authorities.

While Bradshaw and his boat, Both Worlds, were held off Tent Bay, St Joseph, on Saturday and towed to the Coast Guard headquarters, HMBS Pelican in Bridgetown, Chow, along with five crew members, were held on Tuesday oustide the Animal Flower Cave at Archer’s Bay, St Lucy, and taken to the Coast Guard base.

Bradshaw told the DAILY NATION: “I was out at sea fishing and had no sea eggs. The only thing relating to sea eggs was some residue in the bottom of the boat. Up to now I have no idea what they held me for. They talked about harvesting sea eggs but everything up to date; my registration and the registration for the boat.”

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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