Fisheries Dept deploys team to assist with search for 8 missing fishermen

On Sunday, a Chokka boat capsized, killing one crew member. Seven others were rescued and taken to hospital.

 Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Senzeni Zokwana . Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has deployed a team to assist in the search for eight fishermen still missing off the coast of St. Francis Bay.

On Sunday, a Chokka boat capsized, killing one crew member. Seven others were rescued and taken to the hospital.

Minister Senzeni Zokwana will be visiting the affected families later this week.

The Department's Carol Moses said: “From the department’s side, we are extending our sincere condolences, and our support to the families of the fishers who are affected by this tragedy, especially the ones who have lost their lives and especially those who still remain missing.”