Private divers hired from South Africa to help with the Likoni tragedy recovery operation have arrived in the country, and joined other divers at the accident scene.

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Last week, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho announced that he had secured the services of the foreign divers to help with the operation.

The divers are from an entity dubbed Subsea, which is a subsidiary of Subtech group.

"The Subtech Group is a specialised market leader in the provision of marine and sub-sea services throughout Africa. Our innovative culture, wealth of industry experience, together with our geographical reach and unparalleled range of services, enables us to offer our clients a comprehensive solution to all their maritime related requirements," reads a statement on Subtech Group website.

Subtech Group is a part of James Fisher and Sons Plc. The company is majority owned by Sir John Fisher Foundation. 

The divers join the recovery operation ten days after a mother and her daughter accidentally plunged into the Indian Ocean.

Efforts by the recovery team including; Kenya Navy have not yielded any fruit so far.

The government has said there are several challenges the divers are facing in their bid to locate and recover the two bodies. Some of the challenges the government has highlighted include poor visibility.