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Missing person Andy Bistoquet found on board foreign dhow |16 November 2021

  • President Ramkalawan shares the news with his mother and siblings


Andy Bistoquet, a Seychellois who had been reported missing, is said to have been found on board a foreign dhow.

The news was revealed by the President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan, when he met with the mother and siblings of Mr Bistoquet yesterday at State House.

The family of Mr Bistoquet had earlier reported the latter as a missing person, which is subject to an ongoing police investigation.

The president personally shared the news with the family that during a joint military operation by the Seychelles Coast Guard in collaboration with the Indian and French navies, Mr Bistoquet was found on board a foreign dhow.

It was a vessel of the Indian Navy that arrested the dhow and is making the arrangements for Mr Bistoquet to be repatriated to Seychelles.

The President has taken this opportunity on behalf of the country to express his sincere appreciation to all armed forces and parties involved in this operation.

In the meantime the police investigation continues.


Press release from State House

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