The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder said it rescued 12 people including a two-month-old baby in distress when the overloaded boat they were travelling in capsized in Ngo waterways in Rivers State on Thursday.
Base Information Officer, NNS Pathfinder, Lt. Ernest Jim, who disclosed this on Friday in Port Harcourt, said naval operatives on routine patrol of the waterways sighted a capsized boat and immediately intervened to rescue the 12 passengers.
He said troops on a routine patrol of the waterways sighted a capsized boat and immediately intervened to rescue all 12 passengers.
“It is gratifying to state that all 11 passengers and the baby were rescued with no casualty recorded.
“The boat mishap happened at about 1330 hours on Thursday, March 28 around Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas Map
Jetty in Ngo, Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State,” Jim said.
He said the rescued passengers were later taken to a nearby NLNG medical facility for check up.