Maritime Security News:Apologies, I thought I posted this yesterday, but clearly didn’t!
By Eugene Agha
Lagos — Strong indications emerged yesterday that a group of pirates collected 400,000 US dollars (about N88 million) as ransom before they freed the three foreigners kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria on February 3. Continue reading →
Vietnamese vessel MV An Bien 89-ALCI and three Filipino boats loaded with 3,275 tonnes of smuggled rice and high-powered firearms were seized off Sulu on 23 February, Philippines military officials have confirmed. Continue reading →
With massive investment in maritime security in the recent past, resulting in satellite capabilities and increased operational platforms, the removal of the country from war risk zone is not in sight, a situation that keeps insurance premium ships coming to the area,to pay on the high side, in what has been described as an international conspiracy against Nigeria. ANDREW AIRAHUOBHOR reports Continue reading →