Two Ghanaian seafarers missing

Two Ghanaians, whose names are yet to be known, have been missing at sea after their boat capsized around Ada.

The fishing boat, Seafearer, with ten sailors, including two Chinese nationals onboard, left Tema on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 for fishing around the We waters in the Volta Region.

Eight of the sailors, including the two Chinese, were rescued.
The names of the six rescued Ghanaians are; Michael Dogbegah, Ebenezer Armah, Ben Blebo, Joe Owusu, Kwame Akakpo and Korblah Armah. The names of the two Chinese could not be properly pronounced by any of the six Ghanaians who survived.

Michael Dogbegah, the second captain of the boat, narrating the incident to the Ada Police at Anyaman, near Sege, West Ada, said on their journey home from We, towards Tema, at about 7 pm on Thursday, they entered rough waters.

Immediately, he said one of them (Ghanaian sailors) decided to navigate the boat but their Chinese captain, who was unduly speeding, declined. Suddenly, he said they spotted a leakage from underneath the boat.

The Chinese, according to Dogbegah, kept speeding towards Tema instead of seeking safety ashore, in any of the coastal communities along the route. He said they (sailors) fetched the water out of the boat until they were overwhelmed and eventually submerged around Kablevu waters, in the West Ada District at midnight.

With the aid of wooden slabs, he said they managed to swim until neighbouring fishermen found the six of them at about 5:20 am and brought them to Goi, near Sege. The two Chinese were also rescued later and taken to Akplabanya.

The Goi Chief Fisherman, Nene Joseph Tetteh Agamah lV, who took custody of the rescued, appealed to all his colleagues chief fishermen, as well as all fishers, to help find the rest of the two Ghanaians, whose names are yet to be known.

Staff members of the Anyamam Zone of Ada West NADMO, on the directive of the District Director, quickly called to the house of the Chief Fisherman of Goi-Ada where they took a detailed account of the incident.

The Ada West District Commander of Police, Superintendent Daniel Yaro, his 2IC, John Akugah and Corporal Senyo Akli Mensah, who later visited the sailors, arranged with the Tema Regional Police Command to rush the victims to the Command for medical care in the region.
However, the two Chinese left soon after the rescue without informing the police.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here