After nearly two weeks since the Tamaya 1 vessel was discovered ashore in Grand Cape Mount County under mysterious circumstances with the head of Liberia’s Coast Guard buried in the sand of incapacitation, the government of Liberia says it is launching an investigation into the eerie situation that is creating fears among citizens.
M/T Tamaya 1 oil tanker was discovered on the early morning of May 2, 2016 on a beach in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County flying Nigerian Flag. Assistant Defense Minister David Dahn told journalists last Wednesday that documents pertaining to the ship were burnt. He said this makes it difficult to establish the owner of the vessel, but Liberian security will exert all efforts to ascertain some facts. He urged residents and citizens of the county not to panic as efforts have been exerted by the Government to establish causes leading to the surreptitious appearance of the ship in Liberia. The assistant Defense Minister also said the Government is not interested in the abandoned ship as claimed by some minority noise makers in some quarters, but that the government is interested in the security of the Liberian people. Assistant Minister Dahn admonished the public not to jump to conclusion as investigation is currently taking place amidst speculation that the ship has been heavily looted by some security and residents of the county. He averred that there have been information that the abandoned ship is being looted by citizens of the county, but currently the ship is been monitored by national security, and any attempt by anyone to enter the vessel will be resisted. The Assistant Defense Minister urged local authorities in the county to work along with the local security to ensure that the vessel is secured and ownership is established.