Maldeco says investigating sinking ‘Fish Eagle’ on Lake Malawi

Maldeco Fisheries says it is investigating the  circumstances that led to the sinking of its  multi million new vessel on Lake Malawi in Mangochi Monday night.

The vessel, named The Fish Eagle, sank while docked at Maldeco’s water jurisdiction along the lake.

“We can confirm that one of our fishing vessels, The Fish Eagle, capsized in the early hours of Saturday February 1, 2014 whilst anchored at the dock. Fortunately, the only employee on the vessel was the Guard who was saved in time,” Jenara Ngwale Operations Manager of Maldeco Fisheries told Nyasa Times.

“Meanwhile we are carrying out investigations into the matter in conjunction with both the Police Marine Department and the Marine Department in the Ministry of Transport and Public Works,” Ngwale added.

“We are taking all necessary steps to ensure that there are no long term adverse effects on the lake.

“We would like to assure the public that Maldeco will utilize the available Fishing Vessels for continued supply of fish throughout the country,” Maldeco Fisheries boss said.

Managed by the Foods Company Trading, Maldeco, which has about 50 chambo cages, is a subsidiary of Press Corporation Limited (PCL) and is engaged in commercial fishing, harvesting, processing and marketing from the fresh waters of Lake Malawi.

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