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Nigerian Navy rescues drowning Ghanaians

“The two rescued fishermen are receiving medical attention onboard NNS PROSPERITY. They went fishing on Sunday but encountered a boat mishap at about 10.00 p.m.”

• August 5, 2022
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The Nigerian Navy ship, PROSPERITY, has rescued two Ghanaian fishermen in Takwa Bay, Lagos, after a boat mishap when they sailed out to fish on July 31.

Navy spokesman Adedotun Ayo-Vaugn disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

Mr Ayo-Vaugn explained that the fishermen were rescued 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. Accordingly, the ship altered course towards the position of the man and successfully recovered him,” the navy said.

The navy spokesman added that the ship then proceeded to the position of the second man and safely saved him as well after the rescued man revealed that a second person was involved.

“The two rescued fishermen are receiving medical attention onboard NNS PROSPERITY. They went fishing on Sunday but encountered a boat mishap at about 10.00 p.m., the same day. Sadly, two of them were said to have drowned before the remaining were rescued by NNS PROSPERITY,” said the statement.

It reiterated the navy’s commitment towards ensuring the security and safety of seafarers in Nigeria’s maritime domain. 

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