Cameroon – Bakassi Shipwreck: [update] Some bodies allegedly removed from the water by divers.

Written by Deckson N.

According to one of our sources close to the rescue operations of the logistics vessel of the rapid intervention battalion (Bir), the boat was discovered very early morning.

The GPS data from its position at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean of this BIR boat can not yet be indicated. At least off Debunsha, a community in the South West region.

The rescuers took out the first bodies of the missing. According to local residents’ testimonies, the victims are placed in the rescue boats and placed on the shore. They are not identified. The second team of divers went down to the bottom of the water around 10:40 AM. “The atmosphere is unbearable,” says our informant. An inhabitant of the town of Debunsha.

At the Ministry of Defense it is learned that this operation begun yesterday benefits from the support of a specialized vessel for towing embarked from the port of Douala. For the moment we have no details about the owner of this ship.

The load of the ship

This operation is delicate and could last several hours, affirms a specialist of the navy. Especially since this ship on its departure from Limbe transported:

  1. Five trucks
  2. Two fuel tanks
  3. Three buckets full of rubble
  4. 37 military and crew members
  5. Civilian personnel whose number has never been mentioned by the authorities. They work in Bakassi in the Akwa area. Their number seems considerable.

Meanwhile the impatience of the families of the disappeared has risen a notch. For military and team personnel, a list circulates since last Monday on social networks.

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