The number of drifting boats and people reported missing at sea this past week is a concern.

Director of Operations SSP Abdul Khan says they are urging members of the public to prioritize their safety and put plans of traveling on hold if the weather is likely to be a threat to their safety.

SSP Khan adds this past week three reports were received with eleven persons reported to be missing at sea found safe and unharmed following searches conducted by Police and brave volunteers who gave their time and resources.

With the Festive season up on us, inter-island movement will be on the rise with some opting to travel via small boats, which is why operators must comply with all the necessary maritime safety regulations.

Attempts to travel during times of unfavorable weather must never be entertained as you not only risk your life and that of your passengers, but members of the search parties that are activated upon receipt of such reports.

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