By DAPO OLAWUNI
Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Bashir Jamoh has sympathised with the family of the seafarer who died onboard MT Matrix Pride in a marine accident that occurred in Escravos on 6th of July 2020.
Jamoh on his official twitter handle;@JamohBashir expressed sadness at the passing of the seafarer, even as he assured that the agency has launched an investigation into the accident.
The message shared by the NIMASA boss reads “Sympathies. Absolutely gutted to receive the news of the passing of one of the seafarers involved in this week’s marine accident at Escravos”
“I want to personally and on behalf of @nimasaofflcial extend our condolences to his family and loved ones even as we continue investigations”
The Accident which occurred at Escravos Nigeria, left one sailor dead and another in a critical condition.
The Mt. Matrix Pride and another vessel, Mt. Matrix Triumph were said to have being undergoing STS (Ship to Ship) operation when the incident occurred.
The casualties suffered a bight from mooring ropes which took tension as a result of the sea’s swell during mooring operations. This claimed the legs of one sailor and left the other with a gruesome fracture.
An unknown source on social media stated that the deceased was a steward. He was to be promoted as an O.S (Ordinary seaman) on his next voyage and so, he had hoped to get familiar with the operations at hand. The unknown source also offered a prayer of protection for all sailors. This information is currently unconfirmed and under investigation.