Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) officers at Auki Police Station have assisted villagers of Lilisiana community in search of two fishermen who went missing last week at Ndai or around Ramos Island area.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province, Superintendent Leslie Kili says, “We have received the report of the two missing fishermen on 30 September 2023.”
Relatives reported to police that the fishermen left on 26September and were expected to return home on 28September but they hadn’t.
“The day after we received the report, we conducted a search covering Ndai island and went as far as North east of Malaita but were not able to sight their boat or the two fishermen, “said Kili. He added that they had also notified the search and rescue center.
According to Kili, the fishermen’s boat has a dark red colour on the top and an ocean blue at the bottom and was powered by a 40 horsepower Yamaha engine.
If anyone sighted the boat, they can call Auki police on 40132.
In his appeal to his people, Kili said: “I am appealing and would like to remind you to always take heed of our current weather pattern and always let your relatives know of your travelling and when you are expected to arrive at your destination.”
“If the weather does not permit you to travel, then please stay ashore until it is fine to travel. Seek advice from Meteorological Services before travel,” added Kili.
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