27 Aug 2014

Fiji police conclude high seas probe

6:25 am on 27 August 2014

Fiji police say they have concluded their investigation into a video which surfaced in Fiji last week showing men being shot from vessels on the high seas.

There was speculation the five killed were Fijian seafarers.

Fiji's Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald says a thorough investigation has confirmed they are not Fijian and the video was shot somewhere in the Indian Ocean and involved a confrontation between Asian fishing crews and pirates..

He says information from Fiji's maritime and telecommunications authorities confirmes the vessel shown in the video had never entered Fiji waters.