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August 09, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Three more men have been reported missing at sea after they failed to return from a fishing trip a fortnight ago.

Fiji Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the trio left Wailoaloa Beach on Wednesday, July 25 to fish in the Malolo Islands and were due to return on Friday, July 27 but failed to do so.

Missing are a 60-year-old from Mulomulo, Nadi, a 30-year-old and a 22-year-old both of Meigunyah, Nadi.

Naisoro said a team from the Navy Search and Rescue along with the New Zealand Force conducted an air and sea search but could not locate the missing boat.

She said the area covered was from the Kadavu waters up to the Yasawa’s with the NZ force extending the search into the Tongan waters.

The trio’s disappearance was reported by the owner of the boat and had reported that they were fishing near Moturiki Island opposite Matamanoa Islands.

The boat had three life jackets, a week’s supply of groceries, gallons of water, benzene and a flare gun.

Police are requesting anyone with information on the missing fishermen to contact the nearest police station or community post.

Nearby resorts have also been alerted to keep a look out for.

Meanwhile,  Naisoro confirmed that the search for the Navua fisherman who went missing last month was called off last week by police.
 

By Ropate Valemei

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