NIMASA reiterates commitment to search and rescue



  The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Thursday restated its commitment to Search and Rescue (SAR) operations in the nation’s maritime domain.

A statement by the Head of Public Relations of NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, said the agency was actively involved in the search and rescue operations of the crashed Bristow helicopter that happened at the Oworoshoki end of the Lagos Lagoon on Wednesday.

It said that NIMASA was on ground for the several hours of the operations alongside other Government Agencies, where six of the twelve passengers on board were rescued.

It said that officers of the Search and Rescue Unit swung into action with one of its boats “NIMASA BENUE” to support rescue operations at the site of the incident.

According to the stamen, the Acting Director General of NIMASA, Mr Haruna Baba Jauro, described the incident as unfortunate, while commiserating with the families of the victims and the management of the operators of the ill-fated craft.

It would be recalled that the ill-fated chopper was carrying some oil and gas industry workers from their work site to Lagos when it crashed into the Lagos Lagoon on Wednesday.