The Nigerian Navy has announced the rescue of three fishermen on a sinking boat around Buoy 14 in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State, Niger Delta region.
According to a statement by Naval Spokesperson, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, “on Tuesday 15 March 2022 at about 7:20 am, Nigerian Navy (NN) personnel of the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Bonny deployed onboard DEFENDER V, a Private Maritime Logistics Support Company Vessel rescued 3 fishermen on a sinking boat around Buoy 14 in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State.
“It was reported that the fishermen made a distress call which prompted the rescue effort.
“The 3 fishermen who identified themselves as Thomas Kudo, Aku Oliver and Kofi Steve were subsequently taken onboard DEFENDER V and thereafter handed over to MV HELLAM which conveyed them to Finima Community of Bonny.
“The prompt response by Naval personnel of FOB Bonny is part of the NN’s Search and Rescue responsibility towards the safety of lives and property in Nigeria’s maritime environment.”