LASWA stops six-passenger boats flouting safety regulations on Lagos lagoon
The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) on Tuesday arrested and seized six-passenger boats flouting safety regulations on Lagos waterways.
In a statement released by the agency, the six boats were seized by the agency’s enforcement and enforcement team.
According to the statement, “The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) enforcement and surveillance team during its patrol earlier Tuesday seized a total of six engines belonging to passenger vessels. who were caught flouting the safety rules on the waterways.
âAmong the safety rules not followed by the six boats are the non-wearing of life jackets, overloading and others.
âThe areas covered by the LASWA team are Mile 2, Kirirkiri, Abule Osun Jetty, Alex Jetty, Liverpool, Ebute Ojo, all in the Ojo axis. The Authority will not tolerate any action that goes against state security laws. All faulty operators will be sanctioned appropriately. “
It will be recalled that ten passengers died recently while four are still missing when a passenger boat capsized while en route Badagry from Kirikiri.
The ill-fated boat had left Kirikiri with 19 passengers on Wednesday July 29, 2020.
A survivor’s account said the captain of the boat was distracted trying to collect a passenger’s tickets and the boat was overturned by the current and most of the passengers had not yet put their bags on correctly. safety jacket.
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LASWA stops six-passenger boats