LASWA impounds two dredgers, barge for flouting safety regulation, arrest six


The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) on Tuesday impounded two dredgers and one barge in Elegbeta, Iddo and CMS areas of Lagos for not complying with waterways safety regulations.

The General Manager, LASWA, Mr. Damilola Emmanuel who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos yesterday said that the Monitoring and Enforcement team of the agency while on patrol, also apprehended a total number of six (6) crew members in the impounded crafts.

Emmanuel informed that “All those arrested were caught not putting on their life jackets thereby violating the extant Laws and safety regulations of the Lagos waterways.”

“LASWA as a responsible agency will continue to sensitize all waterways users but also arrest and penalize all erring operators that violate the rules as we intensify on our efforts to achieve a safe, clean and prosperous waterways in Lagos State”, he further stated.

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