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Boat Mishap: Nigerian Navy Rescues 2 Ghanaian Fishermen

The Nigerian Navy has rescued two Ghanaian fishermen, two days after a boat mishap when they sailed out to fish on July 31, 2022

The Navy’s Director of Information, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan made this known in Lagos State

He said that the fishermen, who reside in Takwa Bay, Lagos State were rescued by the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) “Prosperity” on August 2 while on patrol about 10 nautical miles (nm) North East of Dangote Quay.

“The patrol team sighted a man floating at sea on a yellow 20 litres gallon.

“The ship altered course towards the position of the man and successfully recovered him.”

According to him, the rescued man revealed that a second person was involved.

“As such, the ship proceeded to the position of the second man and safely recovered him as well.”

He noted that further investigations revealed that the rescued men were Ghanaian fishermen residing at Takwa Bay, Lagos.

According to him, they went fishing but encountered a boat mishap at about 10 pm the same day.

“Sadly, 2 of them were said to have drowned before the remaining two were rescued by NNS PROSPERITY,” he added.

He reiterated the Navy’s commitment to ensuring the security and safety of all seafarers in Nigeria’s maritime domain.

Source: Voice of Nigeria