10 Oct 2015

Grounded boat in Samoa investigated

10:48 am on 10 October 2015

Investigations are underway in Samoa into a boat that ran aground at Falealupo, on the most western part of Savai'i island.

Police spokesman Su'a Muliaga Tiumala says the vessel was reported to have ran aground on Wednesday but very few details are so far available such as the boat's name and country of registration.

Su'a confirmed however that there are 12 people onboard and of different nationalities including Filipinos and Koreans.

Local media is reporting the ship could have been fishing illegally off Samoa waters.

Samoa:  Falealupo, Savai'i island

Samoa: Falealupo, Savai'i island Photo: Supplied