Woman rescued after falling overboard from ʻOtu Angaʻofa

A woman has been rescued after falling overboard from a Friendly Islands Shipping Agency  passenger ferry bound for the northern outer islands of Tonga.

The woman fell from the ʻOtu Angaʻofa ferry on Tuesday morning while it was unloading shipments and passengers in Nomuka.

The island has no wharf and the ferry has to heave to in the open sea while cargoes and passengers are offloaded into a barge.

Report from Nomuka said the sea was really rough and it was dark when the woman fell but she was immediately rescued and uninjured.

FISA company could not make a comment saying it’s awaiting a report from the captain of the ship.

The woman’s identity was unknown.

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