Fiji Time: 10:15 PM on Friday 28 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Search for missing fishermen

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, June 05, 2014

THE Fisheries Department has joined forces with the police to search for three Batinikama fishermen in Labasa who went missing in the Bua waters early this week.

Principal fisheries officer Northern Joji Vakawaletabua said they were aware of the incident and had deployed a team to conduct the search.

"We are working with the police to locate the missing fishermen. Right now, we have not located them but we still are continuing our search."

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said their search was delayed as a result of the wet weather conditions experienced earlier in the week.

"But it's good news to note that the fishermen are keeping in touch with their families.

"Even though they are encountering cellular reception problems, they have informed their loved ones they are anchored between Celrock and Yalewakalou," he said.

"Our teams have been conducting the search and we are doing everything we can to locate the fishermen.

"At about 7.30pm on Monday, one of the passengers of the boat rang his wife and stated that their boat engine developed problems.

"Investigation into the matter continues."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65730.6383
JPY 54.283651.2836
GBP 0.37250.3645
EUR 0.44340.4314
NZD 0.70770.6747
AUD 0.64900.6240
USD 0.48450.4675

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mystery chests
  2. Biman 'removed'
  3. Call to reopen case
  4. PM turns 63
  5. Uate helps teams
  6. House Speaker assures fairness
  7. Fiji holds talks to secure 'safe haven'
  8. RBF 'bore cost of special $7 note, 50c coin'
  9. College to offer care course
  10. Sakaraia Ve charity fight tomorrow at Raiwai

Top Stories this Week

  1. Salaries reduced Thursday (27 Apr)
  2. Mystery chests Friday (28 Apr)
  3. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  4. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  5. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  6. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  7. Villagers defy State sacking Thursday (27 Apr)
  8. Cokes17: ACS ends purple reign Saturday (22 Apr)
  9. Hard work never fails Thursday (27 Apr)
  10. Her dream a reality Tuesday (25 Apr)