Maritime

Navy plans joint African exercise to tackle maritime illegalities

Dec 29, 2013

To nip the rising tide of maritime illegalities especially in the Gulf of Guinea, the Nigerian Navy, NN, said a joint naval exercise between African countries will begin in the first quarter of 2014. The Chief of Naval Staff, CNS, Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba, made this disclosure in an interview with journalists during the ceremony…

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2013: JTF killed 82 sea pirates, nabbed 1,857 crude oil thieves in N-Delta

Dec 27, 2013

The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, codenamed Operation Pulo Shield, said yesterday it killed 82 sea pirates and robbers, lost three of its operatives in active service in 2013 to sea pirates, while three others got drowned. The task force also said its operatives killed 23 kidnappers and conducted 1,025 anti-illegal oil bunkering…

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Naval Chief warns personnel over oil theft

Dec 26, 2013

Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Dele Eze-Oba has decried the alleged involvement of Naval men in the theft of petroleum products along the nation’s coast. Addressing officers and ratings at the Naval Base in Brass, Bayelsa State yesterday, Vice Admiral Eze -Oba warned that any naval personnel caught in such economic sabotage would be…

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Merchant Navy set to boost water security

Dec 25, 2013

The Nigeria Merchant Navy (NMN) is set to boost maritime security in the country. Speaking during its Ceremonial Parade at the Merchant Navy Training Depot, Idah, Kogi State, its Head of Department, Training Depot, Lt John Buba said his people are up to the task. Protecting the nation’s waterways from criminals, insurgent, and contributing to the…

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New firm on waterways pollution control gets certification for operation

Dec 24, 2013

The Federal Government has given approval for a new firm,   Sea Waters Environmental Services Limited, to commence operations in the maritime, as well as oil and gas sector for cleaning up of pollution in the nation”s waterways. The firm which is being promoted by those who have veritable knowledge of the maritime sector of the…

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Navy destroys 1,556 illegal oil refineries, arrests 1646 suspects in 2013

Dec 24, 2013

Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Dele Ezeoba, on said  that the Nigerian Navy destroyed 1,556 illegal oil refineries and arrested 1,646 suspects in 2013. Ezeoba disclosed this at the launch of the Chief of Naval Staff Strategic Guidance (SG) 02 in on Monday in Abuja. “The Nigerian Navy destroyed 1,556 illegal oil refineries,…

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Ports congested as backlog of un-cleared cargoes grows over PAAR

Dec 23, 2013

Following the takeover of the Destination Inspection (DI) scheme by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) from the service providers, whose seven-year contract with the Federal Government ended on December 1, 2013, the volume of uncleared cargoes at the two major seaports (Apapa and Tin-Can Island) has continued to increase. BusinessDay learnt that before now, about…

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Insiders responsible for piracy in Nigerian waters – CNS

Dec 23, 2013

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Dele Ezeoba, has said incessant attacks on ships in Nigerian waters, especially in the Niger Delta, should be blamed on insiders. Ezeoba spoke in Brass, Bayelsa State, after inaugurating the Maritime Regional Awareness Capability (RMAC) Centre. He was reacting to the recent attack on a Marshal Island-flagged vessel, MT.…

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106 ships arrive Lagos ports before Dec 30

Dec 23, 2013

One hundred and six ships are expected to berth at the Lagos ports between Dec. 20 and Dec. 30. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) indicated this in its ‘Shipping Position’ made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the weekend in Lagos. According to the document, 22 ships will sail in with various…

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Nigerian Navy boosts camera surveillance against pirates

Dec 20, 2013

Nigeria’s navy has installed eight automated, camera-equipped surveillance towers in the waters just off its coast, in an effort to tackle a surge in pirate attacks and crude oil theft that have blighted Africa’s top energy producer this year. Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba told journalists late on Thursday that the equipment,…

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