Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Life jackets for open sea travel
The people of the village and island of Yacata in north east Fiji travel to a larger nearby island regularly for supplies and for the schooling of their children. To this day they travel the 50 km open sea in open boats without life jackets. These trips have already resulted in a number of them perishing. They are in need of life jackets and even second hand used ones. Anyone able to help would be gratefully appreciated. Photo of Yacata is attached.