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(NAPROD), Mr Anthony Eferegor has drowned in circumstances that demand proper explanations.
A NAPROD member who spoke on conditions of anonymity said they were
disturbed, because members were yet to fully understand the actual
condition surrounding the death, except that Anthony Eferegor died in
mysterious circumstances, alongside a cook, who was also on board.
alleged, we expect the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
(NIMASA) to investigate, as the custodian of the nation’s conscience and
Safety; and to tell us something. But this has not happened!”, he said,
stressing that the news of the death which occurred on March 6th was never
announced until on the 9th.
on board a Self Elevated Workover Platform (SEWOP) popularly known as Jack up
barge when the vessel allegedly capsized en route Bonny from Warri on March 6.
on board and was given the permission to sail, in spite of a meteorological
forecast that warned of a looming bad weather.
ground of anonymity said they suspected foulplay and their fears had been
exacerbated by the silence of critical regulatory agencies like NIMASA and the
Ministry of Mining which responsibility should otherwise centre on the
protection of the interest of indigenous divers.