758 stranded foreigners evacuated from Calabar seaport [PHOTOS]

Seven hundred and fifty eight foreigners stranded at the Calabar sea port following the breakdown of a vessel conveying them from Gabon to Benin Republic have been evacuated by road to their various countries.

The Nationals from Togo, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Guinea were forced to terminate their sea journey in Calabar as a passenger vessel –Emiliana-Carneiro made an emergency berthing at the port when one of the engines malfunctioned and a leakage on the floor of the ship was observed.

Over 10 buses conveying the passengers were escorted by Immigration, police and other security agents.image1image2

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