19 Oct 2017

PNG Police arrest pirates

2:17 pm on 19 October 2017

Police in Papua New Guinea have arrested two men suspected of sea piracy and murder.

The police say a sea captain from Manus, Malakai Sijou, was attacked by five men earlier this month as he was travelling in a dinghy at Motukea in the National Capital District.

He was thrown overboard and the men, also travelling in a dinghy, made off with the captain's outboard motor.

Captain Sijou swam to shore for help but died before rescuers reached him.

Police are appealing to the public for further information.