Stuck in a Shipwreck – New Video Surfaces of Miraculous Jascon 4 Rescue

On May 26, 2013, the Jascon 4 tugboat sank to a depth of 30 meters after capsizing off the coast of Nigeria, killing 11 of 12 crewmembers onboard. Miraculously, a saturation diving team with DCN Global exploring the vessel more than two days after its sinking discovered the lone survivor, the vessel's cook, Mr. Okene Harrison, who was tucked into a tiny air bubble of the … [Read more...]

Stuck in a Shipwreck: Jascon 4 Cook Discusses Unlikely Survival

By Joe Brock WARRI, Nigeria, June 12 (Reuters) - After two days trapped in freezing cold water and breathing from an air bubble in an upturned tugboat under the ocean, Harrison Okene was sure he was going to die. Then a torch light pierced the darkness. Ship's cook Okene, 29, was on board the Jascon-4 tugboat when it capsized on May 26 due to heavy Atlantic ocean swells … [Read more...]

Miracle at Sea: Sailor Survives After Spending 2 Days Inside Sunken Ship

As reported earlier this week, tragedy struck offshore Escravos, Nigeria on Sunday 26 May when the anchor handling tug Jacson 4 sank in heavy weather.  Divers recovered 10 bodies from the sunken ship and 1 is still missing. Miraculously however, the ship's cook, Mr. Okene Harrison, was found alive after spending roughly two days inside the sunken vessel at a depth of 30 … [Read more...]

Tugboat Jascon 4 Sinks in Heavy Weather Off Nigeria, Fate of Crew Uncertain [UPDATE]

Update: A statement from West African Ventures has confirmed that one crew member, the cook, was found alive aboard the Jascon 4 by divers, which has capsized but not sank. A search is still underway for any remaining survivors. Statement from West African Ventures: Further to previous reports made on the incident of our anchor handling tug Jascon 4, which sunk while on … [Read more...]