Likoni ferry tragedy: Swedish diver says he can recover bodies in 2hrs if given chance ▷ Kenya News

Likoni ferry tragedy: Swedish diver says he can recover bodies in 2hrs if given chance ▷ Kenya News

A veteran Swedish diver has offered to retrieve the two bodies of Kenyans who drowned at Likoni channel after their car slid off the Mv Harambee free and plunged into the ocean.

Volker Bassen who has vast knowledge and experience in deep water diving said he would only take 2 hours to retrieve the bodies of Miriam Kaghenda and her daughter Amanda Mathieu if given a chance.

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Likoni ferry tragedy: Swedish diver says he can recover bodies in 2hrs if given chance

Swedish diver Volker Bassen said he can recover bodies in 2hrs if given chance. Photo: KTN News
Source: UGC

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Speaking to KTN News on Thursday, October 3, the diver who has established several diving training schools in the country said he would deliver the services for free if given a chance by the government.

” If given the chance I will deliver the services purely on humanitarian ground and not asking for anything in return,” he said

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Likoni ferry tragedy: Swedish diver says he can recover bodies in 2hrs if given chance

A rescue team in Likoni channel. Photo: Daily Nation
Source: UGC

Bassen who has been in the country for more than a decade said he has been involved in several rescue missions and has all the necessary tools and equipment to use in the search and recovery mission.

“I have all the equipment required and access to special gases to go deep the ocean and recover the bodies.

My plan is to attach a rope and a lifting bag, which can be inflated in order to lift the car up to the water surface,” he explained

The diver who visited the site of the accident said he was ready to join other divers today, Friday, October 4, and help in the recovery mission.

Likoni ferry tragedy: Swedish diver says he can recover bodies in 2hrs if given chance

Mirriam Kaghedi and her daughter Amanda Mathieu drowned after their car slid off the ferry and plunged into the ocean. Photo: Daily Nation
Source: UGC

Bassen said he would deploy his two boats, one which is equipped with electrics-like sight scanners, GPS and eco-sounders.

In 2012, Bassen and his team were contracted to recover the body of Swiss national after helicopter plunged into Lake Michelson.

The search mission at Likoni channel began on Sunday, September 29, after the bodies drowned and has been ongoing without bearing fruits.

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