Crayfish vessel owner missing in Namibian waters

27 Nov 2016 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 27 NOV (NAMPA) - The 57-year-old owner of a crayfish vessel was reported missing in Namibian waters near Oranjemund on Saturday.
Peter John Raubenheimer was reported missing at 02h30 after his boat broke down.
The Head of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi told members of the media Sunday Raubenheimer had been sailing from Cape Town to Lüderitz when his vessel experienced problems.
There were two other crew members on the newly bought crayfish vessel, M/V Caladero.
The ship’s propeller was damaged in the area of Oranjemund. It is not clear what exactly transpired, but Raubenheimer is said to have gotten out of the vessel after the problem was identified. He then went missing.
The two other men are the 46-year-old Aldo Zane Peterson, an engineer and Derrek Bradley Bester, 20.
Kanguatjivi said rescue teams were sent to the vessel and it was towed to the Lüderitz harbour. The boat arrived there at 17h25.
Meanwhile in the capital, a 22-year-old man was hit by two vehicles and died on the scene on Saturday at around 00h30.
The accident occurred along Independence Avenue, opposite the Katutura Central Shops.
The drivers of the vehicles, a 24-year-old Malawian national and a Namibian aged 23, were arrested and will appear in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
The 51-year-old Fredrick Genoroma was also run over near the Katutura Central Shops and died on the scene.
The unknown suspect fled the scene and police investigations continue.
Kanguatjivi also reported that a five-year-old boy drowned in a well at Okalondo village on Friday. The boy was playing under a nearby tree with other children when he walked away from them and went to the well.
A 42-year-old man drowned in the Zambezi River on Saturday.
It is alleged that Matendo Simasiku’s canoe capsized and he fell into the river and drowned.
His next of kin have been informed.