By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
The Nigerian Navy has rescued three Beninoise after their fishing vessel caught fire at the Lagos anchorage.
Major General John Enenche Coordinator, Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, in a statement said the incident happened in Lagos on Tuesday 21 April 2020.
He said the crew were rescued by the Nigerian Navy Ship BINI after a distress call was sent out at past midnight on April 21.
“On arrival at the scene, the fishing boat with a call sign SHORT TAIL was completely engulfed by fire, one of the crew member was severely burnt in the incident. The crew members who could not communicate in English were given first aid at the naval Base Medical Centre where they were stabilized and treated.”