'Bristow helicopter crash unfortunate', says NIMASA boss

Six of the 12 passengers on board the helicopter were rescued while the other six lost their lives in the crash, which occurred on Wednesday, August 12.

Rescue team remove corpses from the scene  the of crash 

The Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Haruna Jauro, on Thursday, August 13, described the Bristow helicopter crash in Oworoshonki area of Lagos as "unfortunate’’.

Jauro, in a statement by the agency’s Head of Public Relations, Hajia Lami Tumaka, commiserated with families of the victims and the management of Bristow Helicopters.

The statement said that NIMASA would continue to maintain high level of Search and Rescue Operations (SAR) within the nation’s maritime territory.

It said that the agency participated actively in the rescue operation of the victims, alongside other government rescue agencies.

"Officers of the Search and Rescue Unit of NIMASA swung into action, using one of their boats ‘NIMASA BENUE’ to support the rescue operations at the site of the incident,’’ it said.

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