Taro Police are searching for a 19 feet ray-boat with three people onboard missing since undertaking a fishing trip in Choiseul on 7th October.
Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Inspector Elliot Ngili says the missing boat with three males onboard left Taro Island and since hadn’t returned.
He said they now fear that the boat had gone missing because of the bad weather.
Ngili says, “Taro Police has conducted a search as far as Vurango in Choiseul Province and Kariki Islands, covering the border in the Shortlands but the search returned unsuccessful with no sighting of the missing boat.”
“I call on all communities in Choiseul and Shortland islands to look out for the missing boat and report any findings to Taro police on phone 63199,” says PPC Ngili.
“As we are now in the wet season, boat operators travelling between our islands in small boats are strongly urged to check the weather with Meteorological Service on phone 27658 or the toll free 933 or listen to the radio before embarking on your journey,” he added.