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APM Terminals Apapa worker rescues two drowning fishermen as boat capsizes

By Adaku Onyenucheya
14 February 2022   |   1:31 am
A security guard with APM Terminals Apapa, Lucky Edafe, has rescued two fishermen who were in danger of drowning as their boat capsized.

A security guard with APM Terminals Apapa, Lucky Edafe, has rescued two fishermen who were in danger of drowning as their boat capsized.

The boat of the fishermen, according to a social media post by APM Terminals Apapa, had capsized due to rough tide, as the tide washed them to the Apapa berth where they hung unto the jetty fenders, calling for help.

“Edafe sighted them and was able to rescue the fishermen with the help of their paddling stick,” APM Terminals said.  

The company said Edafe, who is a security guard at the terminal, displayed outstanding commitment to duties by his heroic act. 

“This week we are celebrating our security guard, Mr. Edafe Lucky, who displayed outstanding commitment to his duties in rescuing two fishermen who were in danger of drowning as their boat got capsized. The two fishermen were full of gratitude, and the Port Police Command – full of praises for the great feat at rescuing the fishermen,” APM Terminals Apapa said. 

Speaking on the accident, the Terminal Manager, Steen Knudsen, said: “We regularly give spot awards to employees for their ability to exhibit and demonstrate Maersk behaviours, with our core values being mindset fundamentals. With this award, we reward outstanding results, exemplary behavior and exceptional commitment to work.”