Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has restated its commitment to search and rescue, SAR, operations in the nation’s maritime domain.
The agency’s Head of Public Affairs, Hajiya Lami Tumaka, said it was part of the team that participated in the search and rescue operations of the crashed Bristow helicopter at the Oworoshoki end of the Lagos lagoon.
She said the rescue operation lasted several hours alongside other government agencies, where six of the 12 passengers on board were rescued.
“Being a core mandate of the agency, officers of the search and rescue unit swung into action with one of the SAR boats “NIMASA BENUE” to support rescue operations at the site of the incident.
“The acting Director General, Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro, who described the incident as unfortunate commiserated with the families of the victims and the management of the operators of the ill-fated craft,” Tumaka stated.
Meanwhile the two remaining persons on board the ill-fated helicopter were recovered on Thursday. have been recovered.
It would be recalled that the Bristow Helicopter had plunged into the Lagos lagoon in Owonroshoki on Wednesday.
The chopper with 12 passengers had taken off from an oilrig in the South-South and was billed to arrive in Lagos at about 3.35 pm, but crashed into the water a few minutes before its arrival time.

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