Nigerian Navy promises to deal with oil thieves, pirates


The Nigerian Navy has said that it will stop at nothing at fighting the increasing illegalities on Nigeria’s territorial waters such as oil theft, sea piracy and armed robbery as well as illegal fishing activities that pervade the nation’s maritime domain, especially in the recent past.

The Eastern Naval Command of the Service had earlier in week arrested four Chinese nationals and also seized their vessels for fishing illegally on the nation’s territorial waters as well as entering the country without relevant immigration documents.

This is sequel to the donation of three patrol boats by the Nigerian Ports Authority, which consist of one 32-metre OCEA boat, christened NNS Dorina (P101) and two other 17-metre MANTA boats named NNS Torie (P258) and NNS Egede (P259), which are fitted with unique operational features and capacities, estimated to have cost N4bn. Flag Officer Commanding the Western Naval Command, Admiral S.I.

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