Search for missing German in West - Solomon Star News

Search for missing German in West

04 July 2018

A search is on for a foreign national believed to have fallen over board, after his boat was found at Sambora Village, Vella la Vella on Monday.

Police in the Western Province are mounting the search.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Chief Superintendent, Mathias Lenialu, said reports reaching his office said a 50-year-old German national was travelling from Liapari to Gizo but failed to reach his destination.

“Currently we engaged with other stakeholders in a search at sea for that missing person. Our search is covering the seas between Vella la Vella, Kolombangara and Gizo,” added PPC Lenialu.

“I appeal to mariners to assist us in a lookout for this man,” he continued.

He reminded the people of Western Province to listen out for the weather and marine forecast that is usually issued out by the Solomon Islands Meteorology office through the SIBC or check the Met Service website before travelling at sea.

“If you are already out on your trip and the weather starts to get worse please make an attempt to find shelter until it is safe for you to travel,” Lenialu reiterated.

Police in Gizo can be contacted on phone 60999, 60966 or the National Police Communications Centre on phone 23666 or the police toll free line 999.