Seven fishermen are reportedly missing after two fishing boats capsized in the estuary during an attempt to enter the Volta River.
The unfortunate incident happened on Thursday, September 14, the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in Ada has confirmed.
According to NADMO, the two boats had a total of 19 occupants and 12 of them were rescued.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ada East NADMO said the names of the two boats involved are Shalorm and Barcelona.
“These two fishing boats went fishing and they were coming back when they met a tidal wave and the two boats capsized,” Dan-Doe said.
“The name of the first boat is Shalorm and we got to know that there were eleven people on board. We have seen ten and one is missing. We have also seen the boat, which is damaged.”
“With the issue of the second boat, we got to know that eight were on board. Two have been found and six are missing. NADMO, the Navy, and the community search team are still searching for the missing fishermen.”