Climate Change & Energy
One dead, another reported missing after fishing vessel sinks between Elmina and Takoradi
Source: myjoyonline.com - May 8, 2022
The captain of a fishing vessel is feared dead, and one observer is reported missing after the large boat sunk between the sea waters of Elmina and Takoradi.
Three people on board the vessel have been rescued and are undergoing treatment.
Information gathered by JoyNews indicates that the Menghxin 11 vessel sunk in the early hours of Saturday with all the crew on board, but fortunately, some were able to swim to a nearby vessel, with the name Menghxin 6.
The crew was hauling a net that had so many fish in it.
The crew, it is reported, had some difficulty pulling the net full of fish to the vessel. Around that same time, it was raining heavily coupled with thunderstorms.
According to the survivors, the vessel could not sustain the balance on one side and sunk with all the crew on board.
The rescue mission began with the nearby vessel, Menghxin 6, and the Ghana Navy later joined.
The Navy has been combing the incident area and is still searching for other survivors.
So far, the body of the captain of the vessel has been recovered, but the observer on board the vessel is yet to be found.