NIWA in Rescue Operations at Lagos Boat Mishap, Preliminary Report

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By Innocent Orok

A boat named T-BEN with 17 passengers on board departed from Addax Jetty on 21st February 2024 at about 1825 hours for Ibeshe, but unfortunately ran over an unidentified object in the middle of the channel around the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge which caused a wreckable damage on it. The boat captain, in the bid to salvage the situation, sailed to the shore.

On getting the information, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Search and Rescue Team with other agencies sprang into action and were able to rescue 15 passengers out of 17.

“Currently, one passenger is missing and one confirmed dead. Rescue operation is still ongoing in attempt to rescue the missing person.
Further information will be released as the rescue operation progresses,” NIWA’s preliminary report said .

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