Sunday, May 08, 2016

Alert and watchful

Liberia has gotten a few warnings that Boko Haram or an affiliated group is interested in launching attacks, and the government has been making noises about increased security.

And so, of course, an abandoned tanker went aground and nobody noticed for two days. (Apparently local folks noticed, but the authorities didn't get around to showing up.) "A source at the National Port Authority (NPA) told the Daily Observer that the NPA was not aware of the situation because “Robertsport does not have a seaport.”"

Apparently the ship went missing three weeks ago. Nobody was found aboard--the port authority thinks the owner ran out of money to pay the crew and they all skipped out.

Or else pirates killed the crew, but officials don't dwell on that possibility.

1 comment:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

It would be good to know which it was.