Fishing Vessel Sinks At The Tema Port

A fishing vessel, importing frozen fish into the country has sunk at the Tema Port.

The vessel, Madamfo, sank Wednesday, February 26, as port staff were offloading the fishing materials from it.

Though the crew on board escaped unhurt, all the content has been destroyed. A worker at the port, Thomas Cudjoe of Kayap Maritime, who spoke to Joy News from the port said the ship was discharging fish and at the same time loading salt.

Explaining why the vessel sank, Cudjoe noted, “I think the weight was on one side and they could not balance it”.

Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Manager at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Joana Adda further noted that there were no casualties as a rescue team was on hand to assist in ensuring safety of people onboard the vessel.