Four Seychellois remained missing at sea as search and rescue operations resumed for a second day Monday. The four men went missing after the boat they were on caught fire in the early hours of Sunday morning. A fifth man was rescued in the sea shortly after the blaze started on board the vessel Sea Horse, anchored 200 metres off Coëtivy Island.
Sea Horse – a cargo vessel of the Islands Development Company (IDC) – was carrying provisions including fuel for the Prison Services on the island. The chief executive of the Islands Development Company, Glenny Savy, said that the company has joined forces with the Seychelles Coast Guard and the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration. “The IDC plane, as well as a military plane, have been searching the areas around Coëtivy Island. In addition, three boats from the island are also helping in the search,” said Savy. (…)