Kumi Adjei-Sam, General Manager of the Tema Fishing Harbour
The General Manager of the Tema Fishing Harbour, Kumi Adjei-Sam, has ordered all vessels operating in the shores of Ghana to secure licenses or risk being banned. It is following the recent pirate attacks in the territorial waters of Ghana,
He said, on May 1, this year, any vessel that fails to renew or secure the necessary documents would not be allowed to operate at the harbour and in the country’s territorial waters.
Mr. Kumi Adjei-Sam explained while speaking in an interview, that the directive was necessitated by recent happenings in the country’s waters in relation to attacks on vessels by pirates, which have resulted in the disappearance of some sailors.
He said that the move formed part of measures put in place by management of the Fishing Harbour and the various security agencies to curb pirate attacks.
On March 26, 2018, pirates suspected to be from Nigeria launched a series of attacks on three vessels operating in the coast of Ghana.
Five persons – one Ghanaian, a Greek and three Korean nationals – are being held hostage by the pirates, and are yet to contact the Ghanaian authorities.
Officials of Ghana’s Navy explained that three vessels, made up of a tanker and two fishing vessels, were hijacked in Ghanaian waters but were later abandoned on high seas due to fuel issues.
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