Ship Rescues Tanzanians Trapped at Sea


Two men are feared dead after the boat they were travelling in capsized in the Indian Ocean on Sunday afternoon.

Additionally, reports indicate that the two men were accompanied by four other individuals when the fateful incident occurred.

However, the four were rescued by a foreign ship, which was headed to the Port of Mombasa.

It is reported that the six were en route to Zanzibar when their boat encountered strong winds, leading to its eventual capsizing.

A satellite image of the predicted path of Cyclone Hidaya.

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Zoom Earth

At the time of the publication of this article, the two men were still missing and reports of their well-being were yet to be ascertained.

The Sunday afternoon incident is said to have been prompted by the waves which were predicted to increase in intensity after Cyclone Hidaya was said to hit.

According to weather forecasts, Kenyans were warned of the cyclone which had been gathering and hit the Tanzania coast on Saturday evening.

The Meteorology departments of both countries, Kenya and Tanzania, reported that the cyclone had weakened and therefore the impact was lower.

However, the met departments warned that despite the weakening of the cyclone, the country would still experience strong winds and heavy rainfall.

Additionally, the government was yet to greenlight the resumption of beach, swimming and fishing activities which were initially halted.

“The County Security and Intelligence Committees (CSICs) of Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi and Lamu Counties in collaboration with the Kenya Coast Guard Service(KCGS) are directed to immediately issue notices and to strictly enforce a ban on beach activities,” stated Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki.

The ban affected all transport activities which were non-essential until May 6, 2024, when the cyclone was expected to land on Kenya’s coastline.

Effects from Cyclone Hidaya that hit an island in Tanzania.

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BBC



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