Breaking News: Maritime Announces The Discovery Of Three Bodies In Connection To Niko Ivanka Sinking

The Liberia Maritime regrets to announce that the lifeless bodies of 3 persons believed to be some of the missing persons from the vessel were found on the shores of Grand Cape Mount County (2 persons) and Marshall in Margibi County (1 person).

The relevant government authorities have moved in to recover the bodies. For the respect of the deceased and privacy for the affected families the names of the deceased are being withheld until the relevant government agencies contact them shortly.

Also, divers are being dispatched to the location where the vessel sunk to assess its hull and further search for any and all missing persons whilst modalities are being worked out to salvage any materials from the vessel.

Furthermore, we hereby announce that an Incident Management Center (IMC) has been setup at the Monrovia Regional Maritime Rescue Coordination located on the Coast Guard Base.

The IMC according to a release consists of the members of the National Maritime SAR/Disaster Committee which was activated by Commissioner Nagbe, the National Search and Rescue Coordinator on July 20, 2021.

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