BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
WESTERN Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu has strongly reminded people of Western province to take heed of warnings issued by responsible authorities.
He told Island Sun yesterday to strongly remind people in the Western province to take heed of warnings given out especially the need to check the weather before embarking on any boat trip during the current weather situation.
“Make sure you check that your boat or small vessel is sea worthy and you have the required marine safety equipment on board.
“Safety is very important because we don’t want lives to lose unnecessary due to pure ignorance so please make the right decisions before went fishing in our seas.
“During your journey and the weather worsens, please take shelter and do not risk the life of your passengers and crew.”
He encourages people of Western Province to always check the Met Office on phone 23658 or toll free 933 for the latest weather information and if you are lost at sea contact Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) phones on 21609 or 27685 or toll free 977. The Police Communication Centre can also be contacted on 23666 or toll free 999.