Rescue mission underway for 10 persons who got missing after fishing vessel sank

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There is a desperate search for an observer who was on board a fishing vessel that sank between the sea waters of Elmina and Takoradi on Saturday, May 7.

At the moment, 14 persons who were also on board, including some foreigners, have been rescued.

However, 10 more sailors are still being searched for.

This information was provided by the Western Regional Director of the Fisheries Commission, Joseph Yeboah.

Mr. Joseph Yeboah also confirmed that the captain of the Meghxin 11, a fishing vessel, is feared dead.

“The vessel went back to the incident place to search and picked some three more sailors plus the Captain, who was then dead. Nine others were picked up by a canoe and sent to Elmina and later to Tema.”

‘In all, 15 sailors have been recovered, with the Captain dead and others injured. There are 10 more sailors still been searched for now“, he said.

According to report, the crew was hauling a net that had so many fish in it.

The crew, it is reported, had some difficulty pulling the net full of fish to the vessel amidst heavy rains coupled with thunderstorms.

According to the survivors, the vessel could not sustain the balance on one side and sunk with all the crew on board.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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