SeaTruck boat mishap: 13 feared dead, tug boat still missing

Jascon tugboat27 May 2013, WARRI – 13 crew members on the tugboat, Jascon 4 belonging to West Africa Ventures, a division of the Sea Truck Group, which sunk offshore Nigeria, yesterday, around the Escravos high sea in Warri South-West council area of Delta State are still missing and are currently feared dead.

The tugboat named Jascon 4 was toeing an oil tanker to Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, export terminal, Berth Operation Platform, B.O.P, in the high sea when the toeing rope went apart forcing the tug boat to nose-dive into the deep water and has still not been found as at press time.

The incident was said to have occurred around 4:am Saturday with rescue teams still searching frantically for survivors and the tug boat without any success.

No official of the Seatruck Group or Chevron could be reached for comments at the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, some family members of the victims of the unfortunate incident have expressed worry over the misfortune that have befallen their bread winners hoping that they could be furnished with information on the outcome of ongoing rescue efforts.
*Emma Arubi

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