THE search for a father of two who was reported missing at sea last Thursday is continuing.
Lepani Seru, of Bouwaqa Village on Vatulele, was last seen swimming ashore to seek help when the boat he was in capsized.
Four other men on board the vessel headed for Vatulele and were rescued on Saturday morning near Natadola.
The police are continuing the search and members of the community living in coastal areas have been informed to keep a lookout for the missing man.
Police spokesman Inspector Atu Sokomuri yesterday called on people to contact the nearest police station if they had any information about Mr Seru.
"We are urging people of Malolo and nearby areas to be on the lookout for the missing man," he said.
Insp Sokomuri reiterated his call to boat owners to always take heed of weather warnings.
He said the police had organised awareness programs in the maritime zone to educate mariners on safety measures while at sea.
Insp Sokomuri said more than 157 boat owners on Malolo and nearby islands were part of the community policing safety awareness program held in November, 2011.
He said the training was jointly organised by the Fisheries Department, Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji, Dominion Insurance, South Sea Island Cruises, Nadroga Provincial Council, Health Ministry and the Nadroga provincial administrator.
"Boat owners know what to do and it is important for them to always take precautions while out at sea," he said, adding the search would continue today.