Still stranded, passengers call for rescue

Update: 3:49PM PASSENGERS on board the Spirit of Altruism, grounded near Naigani Island since the morning have not been rescued.

Those contacted by this newspaper were concerned and worried about their safety and called on authorities to speed up rescue plans.

A passenger named Hasina said there had been no sign of rescue efforts so far.

�We are getting worried because it is going to be dark soon and we are still here on board the Altruism with nothing done,� she said.

�We have not heard anything from authorities except that we have been told that the vessel is safe.”

�But it�s getting dark and we have kids and elderly people.�

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