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.
Type: Emergency and Disaster
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