Ghana Navy rescues 3 missing vessels

Ghana Navy takes vessels to Port of Tema.

Ghana Navy rescues 3 missing vessels

The Ghana Navy has disclosed that the three vessels allegedly attacked by pirates and subsequently declared missing in the Gulf of Guinea have been found and brought to the Port of Tema.

The vessels which were involved in the alleged pirate attacks are MT Fair Artemis, a Greek-owned oil tanker flying Liberian Flag, a Ghanaian registered fishing vessel by name MV Mariner 771 and a South African flagged vessel MT Sampatiki.

Preliminary investigations conducted by the security agencies in Ghana and subsequently reported revealed that none of the three vessels was attacked in the Ghanaian maritime waters as was previously reported. According to Captain Ayola of the Public Relations Department of the Ghana Navy that led the rescue operations, the vessel M V Fair Artemis which was allegedly attacked by pirates on June 4,2014 had 25 crew members on board of which one was a Ghanaian.  He explained that the vessel was allegedly attacked in the Togolese Waters, 53 Nautical Miles (NM) from the Port of Tema.

Briefing the media upon arrival of the vessels in the port, the Director General of GPHA, Richard Anamoo confirmed that the MT Fair Artemis was now taking refuge at the anchorage of the Port of Tema awaiting follow up investigations to be conducted with the Interpol to establish the basic facts of the narrative.

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