Liberians Ponder Over Their Safety As Mysterious Ship Without Crew-members Docked

Boat-Main-668485Since it was reported in the media of the discovering of an abandoned oil tanker on the soil of Liberia, Grand Cape Mount County which seriously sparked major concerns after it washed up on a beach with no sign of any of its crew is worrying many Liberians who are expressing fears about such security concerns.

According to international news wires the Tamaya 1, a 64-metre long oil tanker registered in Panama, disappeared off the face of the Earth three weeks ago after all contact was lost with its crew.

But now the investigation has intensified after the large vessel built in 1980 was found by locals on the coast of Liberia in West Africa.

Beach goers alerted authorities when they found the boat abandoned with no sign of any crew on board or what became of them.

The boat had last been recorded near Gambia and Senegal, far north of Liberia, on April 21 and should have headed with its cargo to the port of Dakar in Senegal.

It is not clear how many people were on board, but life boats were also said to be missing.

Investigators are now struggling to work out what may have happened to them, but there have been local reports police initially failed to carry out enquiries for a number of days.

Some Liberians who spoke to the GNN are expressing fears and security concern about this latest discovering, wondering as to whether their Country is actually safe, and demanding the Liberian Government through its security agencies to come out and clear the air on this matter.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.