Search for two missing boats with 9 people
Quoting from the Solomon Star newspaper – 4 April 2018
“Police at Lata in the Temotu Province are searching for two boats with nine people on board reportedly missing since Friday - 30 March 2018.
“It is alleged that one of the boats, painted light blue with a red cabin powered by a 40 horse power (HP) Yamaha engine with three adult females and two males on board left Reef Islands on 30 March 2018 to travel to Lata, Santa Cruz Island and but have not arrived since then.
“Another boat painted white with a blue cabin and powered by a black 40 HP engine, carrying four men all serving public servants, left Lata to travel for the Reef Islands on 30 March 2018. They have not arrived at their destination since then.
“Temotu Provincial Police Operation Manager (Ops Manager) Inspector Lily Dagi said, “Officers at Lata and in the Reef Islands have started the search for the missing boats and people after the matter was reported to police at the Lata Police Station on Saturday 31 March 2018.”
“Ops Manager Dagi said, “So far there has been no sighting of the missing boats and people as the search continues.”
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