The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) says it has so far rescued nine Venezuelans after a boat carrying passengers bound for the twin island republic overturned near the Bocas Islands on Wednesday.
On Thursday, the coast guard said it had rescued four people.
In a later release, it said five more had been rescued.
It also said the number of people on the boat may have been higher than initially thought.
The TTCG explained that although there were 25 people on the registered list of passengers, there were nine people on the vessel who had not been listed.