Exclusive : BDF Commander speaks on Guatemalan naval ship

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Updated: June 24, 2015

It has been almost two weeks now since a Guatemalan Naval vessel had run aground near Glover’s Reef in Belizean waters in the southern part of the country.  Once the vessel was removed from where it was lodged, it then returned to Guatemala.  Concerns had come about as to why the vessel was allowed to leave the country prior to an investigation being completed.  While Commander of the BDF, Brigadier General David Jones was not certain as to why that occurred, as he was away at the time, he did concede that at times certain courtesies are given to other military units.

At the time of the incident, the vessel was reportedly on its way to La Isla Mujeres in Mexico where their pending arrival was confirmed by the Mexican military.