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Cross River Governor Takes Bold Step After Boat Accident at Marina Resort – Find Out What Happened!

Cross River State Governor, Bassey Otu, has ordered the immediate suspension of all cruise operations and other activities at Marina Resort in Calabar over a boat accident that occurred on Saturday, June 24, 2023.

The tragic accident that occurred at the Marina Resort in Calabar on Saturday, June 24, 2023, involving 14 medical students has elicited swift and immediate action from Cross River State Governor. Three of the medical students are reportedly dead, while 11 were rescued. Governor Bassey Otu has ordered the immediate suspension of all cruise activities and other operations at Marina Resort.

“Besides the cruise boat operations, the State Ministry of Transport is to immediately cross-check the safety standards and conditions of all boats operating in the Calabar waterways,” the statement added.

The governor has directed the State Ministry of Transport to inspect the safety standards and conditions of all boats operating in Calabar waterways, besides the cruise boat operations.

“cruise boat operators with the management of the State Tourism Bureau are directed to attend a meeting in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government on Tuesday, June 27th, 2023 by 12pm”.

Cruise boat operators, together with the management of the State Tourism Bureau, have been ordered to attend a meeting in the Office of the Secretary to the State Government on Tuesday, June 27th, 2023, by 12 pm.

The governor further asked that the police speed up investigation of the boat accident and prosecute those found culpable to serve as deterrence to others.

The governor has also urged the police to speed up investigation of the boat accident, with the aim to prosecute those found to be responsible, as a deterrent to others.

In conclusion, the governor expressed his heartfelt condolences to the affected families. With the immediate action being taken, we hope to see improved safety standards on all boats operating within the waterways of Cross River State.

  1. Further action taken by the governor will be communicated to the public as soon as possible.
  2. It is important that all boat operators prioritize safety measures to prevent tragic occurrences like this.

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