Western Naval Command calls off search for 8 missing sailors
You know, the tides are high due to weather conditions and all that, so it has become a challenge, so we need to halt it and monitor wherever they will be washed ashore, but as for the location we can’t tell”, he said.
So we are still monitoring though because there are some portions you can’t let a diver get in due to the high tides, so we can’t risk that
We still have our ears on the ground and wherever they will be washed ashore, we will take note of that and then update you”, he added.
“What happened was that they had a bumper harvest, so when they were pulling the net it was difficult and that made the vessel lift on one side, and so they prompted the Captain about that, but he insisted they continue
We have also established that high tides and strong winds also were a factor“, he explained.
According to the 2-Garrison Public Relations Officer, 25 crew members were onboard the vessel, and out of that, 19 were Ghanaians and 6 Chinese nationals.
“We were able to rescue 16 out of that number and of that 16, twelve were Ghanaians and 4 Chinese