Last Friday, May 6, 2016, this paper, in furtherance of its scared duty of informing and educating the public with unfettered news, views and commentaries relative to happenings in the Motherland and beyond, risked life and limb, challenged the harsh natural elements of the Atlantic Ocean to provide update about the mysterious Tamaya 1 product tanker.
For the whole of last week, news of the beached Tamaya 1 product tanker had made the headlines, both locally and internationally. But what was so newsworthy about this particular tanker? Well, for the first part, the tanker was burnt. This is what our first-eye witness observation revealed. Secondly, there was absolutely no crew member aboard or in the locality. Thirdly, citizens of Robertsport city were seen openly looting the beached tanker. We have a collection of photographs which this paper took as proof of the massive looting. Finally, even though there is an appreciable level of joint security presence in the city, and the security echelons have assured that the wrecked Tamaya poses no security threat to the local population, a lot of unanswered questioned continue to boggle the mind and scare the citizens of Robertsport. First and foremost among the concerns is this: What happened to the Tamaya crew members? Capitol Times is fully aware that though the ship looks scorched, there is no evidence inside or outside the ship of any human casualty. What happened to the crew members? What happened to the tug boats? Secondly, what caused the burning of the Tamaya 1 product tanker? Why is it that up to this time, days after the ship beached at the shores of Robertsport, there has been no official explanation from the owners of Tamaya or the international maritime registry about the crew members? For us at the Capitol Times, we sincerely believe there is a lot more to the Tamaya 1 product tanker and its strange appearance at the shores of Liberia than meets the ordinary, undiscerning eye. By now, that tanker should be off limits to stragglers and looters. A lot of hardcore evidence is being tampered with due to meddling. Moreover, government must step up to the plate, thoroughly investigate this particular incident and come up with a very logical conclusion, so that we don’t have a repetition of the sort of pants-down stupidity that beclouded the mysterious death of Harry Greaves.