News Express banner Camano banner
Boat Mishap: LASG to intensify enforcement of guidelines for operators

By News Express on 28/09/2015

Views: 1,992


The Lagos State Government said it would embark on an aggressive campaign and enforcement of guidelines for commercial boat operators to reduce incidents of boat mishaps in the state.

Managing Director of Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) Mrs. Abisola Kamson gave this indication in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos.

Kamson said that the new drive was in line with the commitment of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to ensure that water transportation remained the most efficient and cost effective mode of transportation.

Kamson spoke on the backdrop of a boat mishap which occurred on Friday along Oke-Ira Nla, Ajah-Bayeku, Ikorodu axis of the state.

She said that LASWA was notified of the incident involving a Bayeku Ferry Association commercial boat carrying 20 passengers and two crew members from Oke-Ira Nla, Ajah to Bayeku in Ikorodu.

She said upon receiving the notification, the authority’s water guards were immediately deployed to the scene of the incident to assist in rescue efforts.

Kamson said that all passengers on-board wore life jackets and that 17 of them were rescued alive while five who were earlier rushed to the nearest General Hospital, died afterwards.

The LASWA boss said preliminary investigation by the authority revealed that aside the mechanical fault that developed when the steering cable connected to the engine propeller cut, the captain of the boat might have been over-speeding.

She said that he was presently being questioned by the Marine Police.

“The Lagos State Government in its drive to promote a multi-modal transport system, especially the movement of passengers, goods and services on its waterways, will under no circumstances compromise safety standards and the protection of lives and property.

“As such, we restate our commitment to the promotion of safety measures and ensure that all operators comply with safety standards in line with global best practices.”

Kamson said the authority, in furtherance of its core functions and policy objectives, would in the coming days, convene a stakeholders meeting where all commercial and private boat owners would converge and dialogue on the activities of boat operation in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on Sept. 23, at Sabokoji Jetty in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, LASWA commenced the distribution of 2 400 life jackets to students of riverine areas.

There were live demonstrations of how to wear the life jackets. (NAN)

•Photo shows Gov. Ambode

 

 

Source News Express

Posted 28/09/2015 12:55:15 AM

 


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Obiano flags off work on $2b Anambra airport...

NSCDC warns vandals

5 in Anambra Police net for alleged kidnapping...

Police links Saraki to murder case, alleges attempt...

College provost kidnapped in his residence

Salami rejects appointment to monitor graft cases

Lokpobiri to Dickson: I won’t come to your...

FG declares Monday public holiday

NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Friday

Order of Elections: NASS can’t take away INEC’s...

Home Eagles bounce back at CHAN, beat Mozambique...

Army spits fire, vows to deal with mischief...

 

Latest News Tanko Muhammad gets fresh term as Acting CJN Five states declare readiness to pay N30,000 minimum wage FG breaks silence on death sentences on 8 Nigerians in UAE Banditry: Seven Zamfara Emirs under security watch Incoming governors battle incumbents over last minute appointments, contracts 22 killed in early morning attack on Wukari Alleged looting: Imo PDP sets up team to protect government properties Akwa Ibom University suspends 4 students over rape Nollywood star producer Ifeanyi Onyeabor dies shooting movie Heiress pleads guilty in sex slave case Osun raises the alarm over infiltration by Zamfara bandits Nnamdi Kanu to make ‘earth-shattering worldwide broadcast’ today — IPOB •Condemns linkage with murdered prophet

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (469,974 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (414,595 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (351,998 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (301,514 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (265,727 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (238,893 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (225,817 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (207,338 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (196,319 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (188,013 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (178,912 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (178,345 views)

 

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (85) Business & Economy (4,208) Business Verdict (65) Columnists (1,017) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (607) Features (746) Global Business Monitor (343) ICT Monitor (35) International (3,332) Interview (176) Live Commentary (29) Love Matters (155) Maggie's Blog (232) News (45,125) Opinion (1,223) Pidgin (17) Politics (10,616) Religion (978) Sports (1,961) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera