Navy sustains war against oil bunkering

Posted by News Express | 15 December 2016 | 2,299 times

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Oil bunkerers’ vessel recently impounded by Nigerian Navy.

The Nigerian Navy has intensified effort in her fight against crude oil theft and illegal bunkering. Naval Director of Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe in a statement issued on Wednesday said the Navy is winning the war gradually on daily basis.

“The Forward Operating Base (FOB) BONNY anti-crude oil theft patrol team acting on information discovered two Cotonou boats laden with product suspected to be crude oil along Peter Side Creek, the boats were destroyed along with the products.

“In a similar operation, another Navy Base, FOB FORMOSO’s patrol team has arrested three suspected vandals/looters onboard a vessel MT FRANKENSEN. Other items recovered were, one speed boat with one 75 HP engine, one pumping machine, one Hacksaw and spanners.

“Another two speedboat mounted with 75HP engine each were also recovered from MT ASHKAY, as the suspected vandals jumped into water and swam to a nearby creek on sighting the Naval patrol team. Three suspects were arrested and presently in custody for further investigation.”

Source: News Express

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