Missing Lifeboat From Buchanan Retrieved By Gov’t
A lifeboat has been reportedly retrieved by the Government of Liberia which had disappeared from the abandoned vessel that was strangely anchored in Grand Cape Mount County.
Grand Bassa County Superintendent Joseph Levi Demmah reportedly said the missing lifeboat which showed up on the coast of Edina City on May 11 has the capacity to carry 17 persons.
He also added that after the discovery, the lifeboat from Edina was taken by some Fanti fishermen to the port city of Buchanan on Friday, May 13, where the preliminary investigations is being conducted by the joint security. The government had later sent officers with the lifeboat to Monrovia.
Fear grips the Edina City as the residents witnessed the floating lifeboat from the previous day with nobody on board. The Panama registered-Nigeria-flagged oil tanker is being investigated by the authorities which had drifted with two lifeboats onto the Robertsport shore in Grand Cape Mount County on May 3.
All that is known is that the ship had last signaled its position at 10.00 a.m. on April 22, hours after leaving the port of Dakar, Senegal.
Source: Liberian Observer