The Permanent Contingency Commission (Copeco) director Lisandro Rosales will be in charge of monitoring the investigation of the wreck of the Captain Waly vessel, which occurred near Cayo Gorda, at the Gracias a Dios department.
This boat was carrying 91 people, 55 of whom were rescued and nine are missing. So far only one of the deceased could be identified, namely, the boat's captain, Austin Haylock, according to the Armed Forces of Honduras.
The second shipwrecked vessel was carrying 49 people, all of whom were rescued. A team of ten doctors and nurses, which was sent by the Health Ministry, moved to the Caratasca Naval Base to provide care to the survivors.
An Air Force plane also traveled Friday to the sector to assist in the transfer of victims of both shipwrecks.