POLICE INVESTIGATES M.V GERENA.

Supervising Acting Police Commissioner Walter Kola announcing the investingation

Supervising Acting Police Commissioner Walter  Kola (left) announcing the investigation

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force with the Maritime Authority is conducting an investigation on the sinking of MV Francis Gerena.

The vessel sunk last night eight miles north of Anuha Island in Central Islands Province with 3-hundred and ninety people on board.

Speaking today, Deputy Police Commissioner Walter Kola said investigation includes passengers and workers on board MV Francis Gerena.

While there were no death or missing persons, the Deputy Police Commissioner confirmed a child and elder woman were brought to the National Referral Hospital, and another woman was taken to the Kilu’ufi Hospital in Malaita Province.

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