09 September 2018 - 19:07
After a trawler capsized in the early morning of Sep 7, 2018, between the mouth of the Casamance River and the Atlantic Ocean, the 'Aline Sitoé Diatta' rescued three of the 15 fishermen from Dakar. The ferry was heading towards the mouth of the river, when the castaways were remarked by the outlook. The rescue operation delayed the arrival of the 'Aline Sitoé Diatta', which used to dock at the port of Ziguinchorbetween 11 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. to 3.45 p.m. The three survivors were evacuated to the health facilities of the Commune. Search operations were continuing to try to find the rest of the missing fshermen. A trawler with 15 people on board, including the crew, capsized on the high seas in the night from yesterday to today. The balance sheet of this accident, the cause of which we do not yet know, would be '12 missing'. According to our sources, '3 of the trawler's occupants were rescued by the Aline Sitoé Diatta ship bound for Ziguinchor'. By the time we put this article online, said ship is still in the waters of the Casamance River.