The Nigerian Navy has delivered two Ghanaians who survived a boat accident to the Ghana consulate in Lagos.
After their boat capsized on July 31 at around 10 p.m. while they were out fishing, the foreigners were saved by a Nigerian Navy ship.
Only two of the four fishermen managed to escape the accident, according to the Navy, while two of them drowned before help could arrive.
Western Naval Command’s Edward Yeibo, the command’s information officer, claimed in a statement on August 8 that they had released the two survivors to their consulate.
“The rescued men; Mr Francis Cudjoe and Mr John Qualcoo were thereafter recovered to NNS BEECROFT, Naval Base Apapa, where they received medical care and attention. Today, 8 August 2022, NNS BEECROFT handed over the two rescued Ghanaian fishermen to the representatives of the Ghana Consulate in Lagos.
“While commiserating with the Ghanaian Community on the loss of the other two fishermen, the Commander, Naval Base BEECROFT, Commodore Malami Haruna, used the opportunity to reiterate the need for seafarers always to emplace all safety measures, including the use of life jackets within the maritime domain. He further stressed the commitment of the Nigerian Navy towards ensuring the safety and security of all seafarers within Nigeria’s maritime domain.”