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Nigerian Navy rescues drowning Ghanaian fishermen 48hrs after boat mishap

The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) PROSPERITY has rescued two Ghanaian fishermen after a boat mishap.

The men who reside in Tarkwa Bay, Lagos State, had sailed out to fish on July 31, when the incident happened.

The Nigerian Navy’s Director of Information, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan made this known in a statement in Lagos on Thursday.

Ayo-Vaughan said that the fishermen were rescued on Aug. 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.

“Accordingly, the ship altered course towards the position of the man and successfully recovered him,” the director said.

Ayo-Vaughan said that the ship then proceeded to the position of the second man and rescued him as well after the first man revealed that a second person was involved.

He also said that the two rescued fishermen received medical attention onboard NNS PROSPERITY.

“They went fishing on Sunday but suffered a boat mishap at about 10.00 p.m same day.

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

The director reiterated the Nigerian Navy’s commitment towards ensuring the security and safety of all seafarers in Nigeria’s maritime domain.



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