30 Nov 2006

Two Indonesians drown fishing illegally in PNG waters

9:37 pm on 30 November 2006

The bodies of two Indonesian fishermen were found floating in the Fly River in Papua New Guinea's Western Province earlier this week.

Their vessel is believed to have capsized.

The sole survivor, who managed to swim ashore, was taken in by local villagers and handed over to Daru police.

A total of 43 Indonesian fishermen have now been arrested for illegal fishing this year in PNG's Sandaun and Western Provinces.