A Cameroonian boat conveying at least 100 passengers allegedly capsized on Nigerian waters on Sunday, resulting in some casualties .
A spokesman of the Nigerian Navy Ship Victory , Sub Liutenant A . A. Amai , confirmed the incident to our Correspondent in Calabar on Monday night .
“I am aware of the incident , but the information I got is sketchy.
“ I don’ t know the number of casualties yet , ” he said .
He said rescue operation was going on as of the time of the report .
It was gathered that the boat was conveying dozens of passengers when it ran into stormy waters and capsized.
Sources said the boat , with over 100 passengers and crew members , left Terminal C of the Nigeria Ports Authority operated by Shoreline Logistics in Calabar , the Cross River State capital , en route Cameroon on Sunday when it capsized in the Gulf of Guinea between Nimunda and Edina , in Cameroon.
The boat was heading to Tiko Wharf in Cameroon ’ s Southwest region .
It was alleged that the boat was overloaded and that might have contributed to the incident .
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