The Nigerian Navy has rescued 12 crew members of a capsized fishing vessel, named ‘Girl Barbara’, belonging to Seabless Fishing Firm Restricted.
The Commander, Commodore Bashir Mohammed, in a press assertion on Tuesday, stated that the crew members have been rescued on Thursday whereas the sailor was nonetheless lacking.
“The Search and Rescue Operation was carried out following a misery name put throughout to the Base.
“In response to the misery name, the patrol staff of the Base, in collaboration with some personnel of the Nigerian Customs, swung into motion.
“This led to the rescue of 12 out of the 13 crew onboard the vessel on the entrance to the Lagos Harbour and a seek for the lacking sailor remains to be ongoing,” he stated.
Mohammed attributed principal engine failure of the fishing vessel and heavy waves, as liable for the mishap.
He added that the well timed intervention of the Base was liable for saving the lives of the crew.
“The Nigerian Navy, along side the corporate and different related businesses, are conducting essential investigations to unravel why the vessel capsized.
“The rescued crew members have since been handed over to the representatives of Seabless Fishing Firm Restricted, Affa Azeez, and they’re present process medical therapy,” the Commander stated.
He recommended the search and rescue staff of the Base for his or her efforts.
He reassured Nigerians of the Chief of Naval Workers, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo’s dedication in the direction of sustaining the protection and safety of lives and property throughout the nation’s maritime surroundings, amongst different constitutional roles.