Two Ghanaian nationals rescued from a boat mishap have been handed over to the Ghana consulate in Lagos by the Nigerian Navy.
The foreigners were rescued by a Nigerian Navy ship after they suffered a boat mishap around 10pm while fishing on July 31.
The Navy confirmed that only two out of four fishermen survived the mishap as two drowned before the arrival of the rescue team.
The Command’s Information Officer, Western Naval Command, Edward Yeibo who released a statement on Monday August 8, said they've 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.”