Nine Mauritians In Distress In Madagascar

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade has initiated immediate actions to support nine Mauritian citizens who found themselves in distress in Madagascar as a result of difficulties encountered with their offshore boat.

The nine people left Mauritius on September 18 aboard a boat to doa fishing campaign lasting 15 days. It has been said that two days later, on 20 September, their boat (carrying the name Performance II) broke down and their external communication system has been cut. The boat drifted until September 30 to the east coast of Madagascar.

Mauritian nationals then traveled to Mauritius Embassy in Antananarivo who took immediate action, on humanitarian grounds, to grant them the necessary support and in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the regional integration and International Trade.

The Department is in communication with their families in Mauritius and coordinates the repatriation efforts with the support of the Ministry of Social Security and the Police Commissioner’s office.