Naval rating dies in boat accident

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Naval rating dies in boat accident
An unnamed personnel of the Nigerian Navy has died in a boat accident along the Onitsha river channel of Anambra State.

The accident reportedly involved a barge belonging to a ship repair and building company, Southern Engineering Company Limited (SECO) and an unidentified speedboat.

It was gathered that the corpse of the deceased Naval rating was recovered by operatives of the Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS SOROH) along Olugbobiri Creek in the Southern-Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State after five days.

It was gathered that the deceased naval rating fell into the water while on an escort duty onboard SECO badge which was involved in a head-on collision with the speedboat.

It was also gathered that all efforts by the combined rescue team of Navy and local fishermen proved abortive until September 8, 2022 when his corpse was recovered in Bayelsa.

According to a source, the incident occurred on September 3, 2022 around 8pm.

The recovered corpse was said to have been deposited at the Nigerian Navy Referral Hospital in Warri, Delta State.
The spokesman for the NNS Soroh, Lt.-Cdr Ola Babatunde, confirmed the recovery of the corpse but declined to make further comments on the incident.



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