Officials from the Department of Fisheries in Malawi are stranded on Lake Malawi after the vessel they were sailling in broke down on their way to Nkhatabay.
One of the Fisheries Department employee identified as Ken Katipwiri who is in the vessel confirmed the incident in an interview with Zodiak Radio on Thursday night.
According to Katipwiri, they were 17 in number and one left for mainland Thursday after hiring a private boat.
He said the team was carrying out a survey on the Lake when they mate their fate.
“Fisheries fishing vessel was in a survey and got broke down on Tuesday at around 2pm” said Katipwiri.
“We have been calling for rescue team from the head office which has not yet come” he added.
He confirmed that the vessel was coming from Monkeybay going to Nkhatabay and ended up stucking somewehere in Dwangwa at a distance of about 5 miles from the shores.
Katipwiri said the situation is bad being rainny season as the weather is usually rough.
According to Katipwiri, the team is also running short of food.