(CMR) Honduran and long-time Cayman resident Douglas Omar Hurlston (42) has been reported missing after his small vessel headed to Boanca, Honduras, did not arrive as scheduled. Both the Honduran Merchant Navy General Directorate (DGMM) and the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centers (RCC) have issued alerts for the missing man.
The Cayman Islands Coast Guard has confirmed that a report was received from the RCC in Miami, but his location is outside of their jurisdiction. His brother Jayson Hurlston has also alerted media and friends as to his missing status.
Hurlston, who is from Guanaja, Honduras, is said to have arrived safely at Swan Island to refuel his 16ft white and green Panga boat. He was given 40 gallons of gas at the refuel point, but there are questions about whether or not that may have been sufficient fuel to make it to his final destination. Sources believe he may have run out of fuel and started to drift toward Belize or Mexico.
He is believed to have initially set sail on Sunday morning after last speaking with his brother on Saturday morning.
CMR understands Hurlston is a long-time resident of the Cayman Islands who resides in West Bay. He has a roofing company in the Cayman Islands and primarily works in Rum Point, North Side, at the moment. His friends noted that he was a very nice guy and they were shocked at the news that he was missing.
Hurlston took one of his boats All We Need Is Love, out on Sunday morning. He is said to have been good at boating and loved fishing, but the weather was not the best over the last few days.