Search and rescue mission at Navatu Reef in Lau

The Fiji Navy says RFNS Savenaca was diverted from its patrol tasking to respond to the search and rescue. Picture: SUPPLIED

The Rescue Coordination Center has carried out a search and rescue mission at the Navatu Reef in the Lau group.

A fishing vessel has run aground with 15 people on board.

The Fiji Navy says RFNS Savenaca was diverted from its patrol tasking to respond to the search and rescue.

A search and rescue flight was also deployed.

“All persons safe and well and awaiting salvage operations being monitored from the Navy FMSRCC,” said Fiji Navy.

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