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NIMASA Restates Commitment To Maritime Search And Rescue

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BEVERLY HILLS, August 13, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Thursday restated its commitment to Search and Rescue (SAR) operations in the nation's maritime domain.

In a statement issued by the agency's Head, Public Relations, Hajia Lami Tumaka, NIMASA 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 Wednesday that 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,” the statement said.