World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


No Sign Found Of Missing Kiribati Fishermen

DATE: 26 November TIME: 2.45pm

No Sign Found Of Missing Kiribati Fishermen

An RNZAF P3 Orion is returning to New Zealand after finding no sign of three fishermen missing for four days south of the island of Tarawa, Kiribati.

The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) directed the Orion to the area yesterday, after a request from Kiribati search and rescue authorities.

A search area of 21,000 square kilometres, based on modelling of currents and weather conditions, was covered yesterday. The aircraft stayed on Tarawa overnight and an extended search area, totalling around 42,000 square kilometres, was covered today.

RCCNZ Search and Rescue Coordinator Dave Wilson said the Orion had thoroughly investigated the search area.

“Search conditions on Sunday were described as ideal, and while rain showers today reduced visibility, the Orion crew are confident that if the men were in the search area they would have been found,” he said.

The men, aged 33, 41, and 30, did not return from a day’s fishing in their 6m wooden boat last Wednesday (21 November).

A decision on the next stage of the search will be made by search and rescue authorities in Kiribati and the rescue coordination centre in Fiji.

--

www.maritimenz.govt.nz


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

UNHCR: More Than 300 Die In Boat Tragedies On Mediterranean

The past few days have been the deadliest this year for people making irregular crossings on the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe More>>

UN: Egyptian Crossing Used To Bring Food Aid To Gaza
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip today, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days More>>

ALSO:

Extended Cease Fire: Gaza Celebrates!!!!

Images and video from Gaza.Scoop - Julie Webb Pullman in Gaza. Gazans took to the streets tonight to celebrate their victory in achieving the end of hostilities and the lifting of the illegal seven-year siege. Whatever tomorrow may bring, tonight was a time to rejoice! More>>

ALSO:


Iraq: Killing Of Dozens Of Sunni Worshippers In Eastern Iraq

22 August 2014 – Condemning in the strongest terms the reported attack on a mosque in eastern Iraq, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all Iraqi authorities to ensure that the attack is properly investigated and its perpetrators held to account. More>>

ALSO:

  • UN Watch - UN Urgent Session on Iraq, Demands "Concrete Outcomes"
  • UNICEF: Honours Life, Tireless Work Of Richard Attenborough

    Film producer and director Sir Richard Attenborough was introduced as the new Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on 28 October 1987. UN Photo/Milton Grant More>>

    UN: Flight Restrictions Hamper Ability To Battle Ebola

    UNICEF and partners visit a crowded market in Conakry, Guinea, to explain to vendors how they can protect themselves and their families from Ebola. Photo: UNICEF Guinea More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     
     
     
     
    World
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news