Traveling passengers to Honiara onboard ships are being urged to think of safety and take precautions when traveling.
Auki Police Community Policing and Crime Prevention Unit Sergeant Willie Fafoi made the reminder to the public at the Auki wharf before ships leave for Honiara.
The Solomon Star Auki caught up with Mr Fafoi at the Auki wharf early this month when he did a routine awareness talk to the general public and passenger vessels before their departure.
He told this paper that during the month of January and February, Auki wharf usually experience huge numbers of traveling passengers returning to Honiara after spending their holidays in the province.
“During this time, traveling passengers often fill the passenger vessels beyond the normal loading capacity as they try to get back to Honiara.
“This is risky and should be avoided,” he said.
He also calls on passengers who wish to take liquor on board the passenger vessels to stop the bad habit because it is risky and disturbing to other travelling passengers.
Security guards at the Auki wharf also support the call and said the safety of passengers is important.
The security guards also want the traveling public to respect the wharf rules for the comfort of every traveling passengers using Auki wharf to transit.
By WILSON SAENI