Nigerian Navy rescues crew from burning fishing trawler

Posted by News Express | 23 April 2020 | 1,086 times

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The Nigerian Navy in Lagos has rescued three Beninoise after their fishing vessel caught fire at the Lagos anchorage.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, who made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the incident occurred on Tuesday.

Enenche said the crew were rescued by the Nigerian Navy Ship BINI after a distress call was sent out at past midnight on April 21.

“On arrival at the scene, the fishing boat with a call sign SHORT TAIL was completely engulfed by fire, one of the crew member was severely burnt in the incident.

“The crew members who could not communicate in English were given first aid at the naval Base Medical Centre where they were stabilised and treated,” he said. (NAN)

Source: News Express

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