Cross River State Governor, Bassey Otu, has ordered the immediate suspension of all cruise operations and other activities at Marina Resort in Calabar over a boat accident that occurred during the weekend.

In a press release signed by the Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Ogbeche, Governor Otu ordered that cruise boat operators with the management of the State Tourism Bureau are directed to attend a meeting in the office of the Secretary to the State Government tomorrow by 12pm.

The governor asked that the police speed up the investigation of the boat accident and prosecute those found culpable to serve as a deterrent to others while sympathizing with the families of the affected students over the unfortunate incident.

The tragic accident involved 14 medical students with three feared dead and 11 rescued.

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