March 31, 2023 10:13 pm

Emplace the highest level of safety, Mariners told…As Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT Evacuates 6 Accident Victims From Motor Tanker Halima

By Our Reporter

The Commander Nigerian Navy, NNS BEECROFT Rear Admiral Abdul-Rasheed Malami Haruna, has advised mariners to always emplace the highest level of safety while operating at sea in line with international best practices

This advice became necessary/needful following the successful evacuation of 6 accident victims from Motor Tanker Halima on Friday, 3 February 2023 by the Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT.

The casualty evacuation was conducted after NNS BEECROFT received information of an emergency onboard the Vessel from the Nigerian Navy Maritime Domain Awareness facility covering the western region, known as the Falcon Eye Western Regional Control Centre (FALCON EYE  WRCC).

The WRCC which was in communication with the vessel notified the NNS BEECROFT of an urgent need for casualty evacuation of 6 accident victims who sustained fatal injuries while working onboard the vessel.

Accordingly, NNS BEECROFT task force stationed at Atlascove immediately cast off from Tarkwa Jetty to the vessel anchored at Latitude 06°20’58″N, Longitude 003°21’56″E, a position 3.04 nautical miles south west of Lagos fairway buoy. The victims were evacuated to Mekwe Jetty Victoria Island, where the owner of the vessel moved them to the Military hospital in Ikoyi for medical treatment.

The Commander NNS BEECROFT Rear Admiral Abdul-Rasheed Malami Haruna also seized the opportunity to assure the public of the unwavering commitment of the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo in ensuring safety and security of lives within the nation’s maritime space.

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