12 Oct 2010

Search for four lost at sea in Vanuatu called off

8:32 pm on 12 October 2010

Vanuatu authorities this morning have called off a search for four people missing after their seven metre fibreglass boat capsized between the islands of Tanna and Aniwa last Thursday.

The missing include an 18 month old toddler and its parents, and a pregnant woman.

Nine other people were rescued on Friday, just a few hours after the vessel overturned.

Following the tragedy the Vanuatu Maritime Unit appealed to boat owners to take extra care when they go to sea.