Sea travelers told to properly check weather

By Mike Puia

THE Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA) has advised sea travelers to get good information from weather people before deciding to travel.

SIMSA’s Director, Captain Tim Harris, made this call in light of boats reportedly missing in our waters.

Mr Harris said for the last couple of days the weather has not been good yet people travel.

“People should know the weather is not good. We experience strong wind and heavy rain in the past days,” Harris said.

He said people must learn not to underestimate the power of the nature.

Harris said Solomon Islands experience mostly calm weather.

He said sometimes the weather may look calm but not long changes.

Harris said travelers must check weather people for good advice before deciding on traveling out.

He said getting good advice first safe lives and money.

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