Approximately 60 people, suspected to be migrants, are missing after the wooden fishing boat they were traveling in sunk after a storm off the coast of Guinea-Bissau, the authorities there say.
The navy was not able to help when the boat went down on Monday as it lacked the means, national ports head Felix Siga said.
The coastguard has two speedboats, however, they are often unable to leave the port because of an insufficient fuel, AFP news reports, quoting a naval officer.
The boat, which had a capacity of about 60 people, has been recovered, but none of the passengers have been discovered, the authorities say.
Guinea-Bissau has sometimes been used as a departure port for migrants trying to reach Europe, as reported by the BBC’s Khady Lo