TEMA, GHANA– Commodore James Osei Kontor, the officer commanding Ghana’s Eastern Naval Command, has assured fishermen and fishing companies that the navy will pursue and flush out pirates operating in Ghana’s waters.
We train to fight other national navies which are well trained and have fire-power and war strategy. These pirates cannot match the navy at all. Rest assured that we will not allow them to terrorise you,” he said Sunday when addressing owners and managers of fishing companies in Tema port near here to discuss their concerns and to seek ways to collaborate on matters of security at sea and at anchorage.
The fishermen had been shaken by the recent hostage-taking incident in which a Ghanaian seafarer and other nationals fell victim.
The commodore asked the owners and managers to always do a thorough background check on their would-be employees as such persons could be part of the wider pirate criminal network.
He said information being analysed pointed to a mole being involved in the recent hostage-taking and warned that cutting corners to get cheap labour to man their vessels was dangerous and very expensive in the long run.
Commodore Kontor asked the fishing companies to share information with the navy and the appropriate authorities saying no information is useless and we will be teaching and helping each other along the way”.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK