Bakbak Island

Madang: 4 men reportedly lost at sea

The Madang Provincial Disaster Office says the men’s families reported them missing on Monday 29th January, when they learnt that the four never arrived in Madang since leaving the island.

To reach Madang Town from Bakbak, islanders have to cross the open sea for at least two hours.

Madang Provincial Disaster Coordinator, Rudolf Mongali, said according to the families, the four left Bakbak Island at 8am Friday morning on a 23-foot dinghy. 

He said weather conditions at that time were not favourable.