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$50k for dead fisherman's family

Vishaal Kumar
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A FIJIAN fisherman of Rotuman descent, who died on a foreign fishing vessel in Panama waters on July 2 this year, has been repatriated home and arrived on August 4.

The Department of Information said yesterday this was made possible through the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations. The fisherman, Fesaitu Riamkau, died after falling overboard while being employed as a long line fisherman. The Workers' Compensation Service of the Ministry of Employment applied and received $50,000 compensation, which would be paid to Mr Riamkau's dependents.

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