It’s like a Pirate Takeaway Menu: Two ships laden with petrol wait to berth at Lagos ports

TWO  vessels laden with petroleum products have arrived in Lagos ports and waiting to berth, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said.

The NPA disclosed this in its daily publication, “Shipping Position”, made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos.

It said that the two ships were laden with petrol.

The NPA also said that 66 other ships, carrying various items, would sail into the Lagos ports between March 12 and March 28.

“Two of the ships will arrive with petroleum products and 28 with various goods.

“Other items in the vessels are bulk wheat, general cargo, bulk rice, steel products, gypsum, bulk salt, bulk sugar, fertiliser, containers, bulk gypsum, base oil, rice in bags and fresh fish,” it said.

The NPA said that 18 ships were currently discharging containers, general cargo, bulk wheat, bulk sugar, bulk fertiliser, bulk gypsum and petroleum products at the Lagos ports. (NAN)

Source: http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/

Maritime Security News Note:
Is this a news story or an advert? The security industry is constantly talking about corruption at high levels in Nigeria, with various shadowy people feeding pirates with intel about ship movements and cargoes. Seems a bit much when all you need to do is open the local paper.

Did you know that there’s actually a website which lists the vessels due to dock and leave Nigerian ports and the amount and types of cargo they carry? Well, there is. When I found it last year, I suggested to a colleague that it was essentially a wish list for pirates. And no, I’m not publishing the URL here!

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