Gordon family still hoping

‘More should be done’

01 March 2020 | Accidents

Maurisha Poceiro Santos; Sister; “My brother spared the heartache for 26 other families…”

Walvis Bay • [email protected]


The parents and siblings of Carlo Gordon, the missing captain of the Resplendent that sank more than a week ago, are still clinging to the hope that he will be found.

He is now lost at sea for 11 days.

Carlo’s brother Ryan said that as a family they feel he simply went to sea and has just not returned yet.

“We are still hoping and praying that he will return. There’s still a possibility that he may be alive. He is a highly intelligent man who has been working at sea for 16 years. When the fish was at its lowest, he would fast for days. But time is running out for him.”

Ryan also expressed dismay that Hangana Seafood, a subsidiary of Olthaver & List Group, is simply not doing enough to search for his missing brother.

“The company has now assigned an insurance company lawyer to engage us on the whereabouts of Carlo. Only after long letters, did Hangana see it fit to organise a surveillance flight for us to fly over the area where the ship sank.”

According to Ryan, a drive along the coast to try and see if anything possibly reached the shore from where the boat sank was also organised.

“A diver from South Africa was commissioned but we are certain that he never even touched the water.”

Ryan says the family has given Hangana numerous ideas on what can be done to try and help retrieve his brother.

“We’ve suggested that a number of boats be used to try and drag the Resplendent to shallower grounds. We’ve been told that it sank to a depth of 320m, and that we don’t have divers in Namibia to dive that deep. There were also talks that a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (RVO) would be hired. Such an exercise would apparently cost N$50 million.”

Ryan says he just wants his brother back.

“Appointing an insurance lawyer to deal with us as the family gives us the impression that Hangana has given up on the search for Carlo.”

Carlo’s parents said that they are extremely grateful towards the Walvis Bay community and the country at large for their support during this difficult time. “Every prayer, text message, call and hug is immensely appreciated.”

His sister, Maurisha Poceiro Santos, said her brother sacrificed his time and his family for Hangana Seafood.

“Why can’t more be done for him? We just want answers, and we want him to be found. My brother spared the heartache for 26 other families, so why does one family need to suffer like this?”

Earlier this week, the same sentiments were shared by the wife of the missing skipper Jacoline Gordon.

“We cannot give up hope. We just need to trust and believe. We will never stop praying and believing that God will give my husband back. God alone is in control, and He will answer. He sees our hurt. My children still believe their dad is alive. I just want closure for their sake.”

Roux-Che Locke, spokesperson of the O&L Group said that a media statement on the matter would be issued this week.

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