Search for Cape fishermen continues

2013-05-02 22:16
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Johannesburg - The search for two fishermen lost at sea on their fishing boat, will continue into Thursday night off Paternoster on the west coast of Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

"[The] Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre are consolidating the search areas already completed, and are assisting in calculating ongoing search areas and patterns," said NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

On Wednesday, authorities received reports that a fishing boat with two fishermen onboard lost its motor power and went adrift at sea in dense fog.

A rescue operation began and a police helicopter was dispatched.

The pair had not been found by Thursday afternoon.

Cellphone reception with the fishermen was lost, possibly due to battery exhaustion, said Lambinon.

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