Water Police officers in Port Moresby are now assisting the PNG National Maritime Safety Authority in the search for four Port Moresby-based fishermen that went missing last week Tuesday (February 7).
Director Water Police Chief Inspector Chris Smith said Water Police officers helped initially when the report was lodged at the police station last week. He said the police officers are assisting the National Maritime Safety Authority officers.
Mr Smith said the search was unsuccessful and no one has been found.
He further added that the Water Police officers are doing their normal sea patrols around the waters of Port Moresby and are also keeping an eye out on those that went missing.
As a result of this recent incident Mr Smith has again issued a strong appeal to people living along the sea and traveling by sea to always listen to warnings that are issued by the PNG Weather Service.
He said before the men went out a warning was issued by the Weather Service and was published on all the media platforms to inform people traveling on the sea that the weather was not good.
The missing four are identified as Gabi Lohia, 31, Lohia Michael Nou, 18, Frank Doura, 35, and Maku Dai 22 from Hanuabada in Port Moresby.
They left Hanuabada at around 10 on Tuesday morning on a fishing trip.