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Navy rescues two Ghanaian fishermen after boat accident

The Nigerian Navy said it rescued two Ghanaian fishermen, two days after a boat accident. 

The fishermen sailed out to fish on July 31, 2022, when the ill-fated incident happened. 

In a statement by the Navy’s Director of Information, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan on Friday, he said that the fishermen, who resided in Takwa Bay, Lagos State, were rescued by the Nigerian Navy Ship “Prosperity” on August 2 while on patrol, about 10 nautical miles North-East of Dangote Quay.

The statement partly read, “The patrol team sighted a man floating at sea on a yellow 20 liters gallon.

“The ship altered course towards the position of the man and successfully recovered him.

The rescued man revealed that a second person was involved.

“As such, the ship proceeded to the position of the second man and safely recovered him as well.

Further investigations revealed that the rescued men were Ghanaian fishermen residing at Takwa Bay, Lagos.”

According to him, they went fishing but encountered a boat mishap at about 10 pm the same day.

He added, “Sadly, two of them were said to have drowned before the remaining two were rescued by the NNS Prosperity,” 

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