BRIEFLY

Earthquake relief funds

Funding commitment towards relief efforts for the earthquake stricken areas in Papua New Guinea has exceeded K105 million (F$66.4m) and continues to build up. That is according to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Mr O’Neill gave an update on the relief supplies and other efforts reaching the earthquake stricken areas.

Fishermen rescued

Fifteen Filipino fishermen were rescued in Palau waters after their motor banca was damaged on rough seas. Their vessel was towed to shore by the PSS Remeliik. The fishermen, who all hail from General Santos City, were caught moored at a fish aggregating device (FAD) located south-east of Helen Reef on Sunday.