Filipinos and Koreans on unidentified boat that ran aground at Falealupo

EDITOR’s Note: This is not the boat that has ran aground as in the story

APIA, SAMOA: THURSDAY 08 OCTOBER 2015: A boat that has ran aground at Falealupo, on the most western part of Savai’i Island of the Samoan group could have been fishing illegally.

But this would be confirmed by a joint investigation by the Samoa Police, the Ministry of Customs and the Immigration Services.

Police spokesman Su’a Muliaga Tiumala told the media today that the boat was reported to have ran aground yesterday but very few details are so far available such as the boats name and country of registration.

Su’a confirmed however that there are 12 people onboard and of different nationalities and he named some as Filipinos and Koreans.

Investigations are continuing.