SWAKOPMUND: Thomas Haikongo and Ervast Tshavuka Andreas, was identified as the victims whose bodies were found along the Mile 14 coastline en route to Henties Bay after a boat capsized north of Mile 4 on Thursday afternoon.
The number of bodies recovered since the Dan Jose capsized, remains as three deceased with the other deceased being the skipper of the vessel, Daniel Klopper, aged 47 and one survivor David Alweendo.
The fishing vessel with the seven crew members on-board, capsized about one kilometre off-shore at Mile 7 en route to Henties Bay.
The acting regional crime investigating coordinator of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Inspector George Xoagub, informed NAMPA today (Monday) that the body found on Sunday was partly eaten by the fishes.
Furthermore, in an earlier statement made by Xoagub, he explained that when the boat capsized, Alweendo was able to swim towards the shore, while the other six remained lost at sea.
“Upon reaching the shore, he informed a man that was fishing nearby about what had happened and they alerted NamPol,” he told Nampa Friday morning.
According to the report filed by the survivor with NamPol, water flowed into the back of the boat and the strong windy conditions caused it to capsize.
The other three crew members still remain lost at sea the inspector stated, with people patrolling the vicinity on a regular basis.
(edited)SWAKOPMUND, 30 JUL (NAMPA) – Thomas Haikongo and Ervast Tshavuka Andreas were identified as the victims whose bodies were found washed up on Thursday and Sunday, respectively along the Namibian coastline.
They were part of seven crew members who were on board the Dan Jose vessel that capsized on Thursday afternoon about one kilometre off-shore at Mile 7.
The number of bodies thus far recovered is three, including that of Dan Jose skipper, Daniel Klopper, 47.
Acting regional crime investigating coordinator of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Inspector George Xoagub informed Nampa on Monday that the body of Andreas was found partly eaten by sea creatures.
One survivor, David Alweendo, managed to swim to shore and call for help.
He told NamPol that water flowed into the back of the boat and the strong windy conditions caused it to capsize.
Three other crew members still remain lost at sea.
Xoagub said people are patrolling the vicinity on a regular basis.