Navy Boss Stunned over Boat Accident
Navy commander of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces RSLAF Navy, Capt (N) D.S Mansaray, has told this medium that he was amazed learning from newspaper reports that the 12 passengers whom they rescued four days ago were dead, drowning at sea.
The navy commander said this was not true. “My men were involved in the search and rescue party and they did not return until they had rescued all the twelve passengers involved in the capsized boat incident,” he stated.
It could be recalled that newspaper reports were rife in the wake of the week that a wooden passenger boat named Salone Star traveling from Conakry Guinea to Rokupr in Kambia sank as a result of an engine problem which the outboard machine developed as they approached the high-water in the Little Scarecies.
Reports say the crew members made distress calls to locals at Yeliboya and Rokupr who then dispatched a team of fisherman in rescue search for them.
The same reports indicated that all 12 crews on board were rescued including the boat and their assorted foods items on board. They were taken to Yeliboya and later to Rokupr were the owner of the boat reside.
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