Ghana: Dozens missing after sinking of fishing boat

Ghana: Dozens missing after sinking of fishing boat

A search operation is under way for 11 people who are missing following the sinking of a fishing vessel off Ghana’s coast.

Rescuers have so far been able to retrieve the body of the captain, one of six Chinese nationals on board.

The incident reportedly occurred after the crew had difficulty hauling up a net full of fish and stormy weather conditions led the vessel to capsize.

Some crew members were able to swim to a nearby vessel.

“15 of the 26 people on board the Comforter 2 have been rescued, some of whom are currently receiving medical treatment,” authorities told the BBC.

Rescuers involving the Ghana navy, air force and other fishing vessels have intensified their search for those missing.

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