The following information (Ref no. MSW_01/2019-01S) was received and entered into the system:

Pacific cyclone alert. Pay attention to rough sea and high wind conditions.

Despite strong wind warnings two 23 foot banana boats left Madang for Manus islands on 31/12/18. The lead boat had a GPS device but both boats got seperated in bad weather. their last point of contact was off the coast of Karkar island.  One of the boats with 3 passengers and loaded with betelnut  made it to shore at Manus while the other boat unfortunately was lost at sea.

Category: Maritime

Type: Emergency and Disaster

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