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Nigerian Navy rescues oil tanker from pirates, repels attack on another vessel

By News Express on 08/02/2017

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Nigerian Navy officers on sea patrol.
Nigerian Navy officers on sea patrol.

The Nigerian Navy has this evening announced another major feat in its ongoing operations against piracy and other criminalities in Nigerian waters.

“Today, Nigerian Navy Ship OKPABANA rescued an oil tanker, MT GAZ PROVIDENCE which came under pirate attack yesterday off Bonny Island, River State. The rescued ship had 21 crew members onboard and upon encountering the pirates sent a distress call which prompted the Nigerian Navy to dispatch NNS OKPABANA to rescue her. As at today 1:30 pm, NNS OKPABANA personnel have boarded the rescued oil tanker to investigate and gather information on the failed hijack attempt,” Acting Director of Information, Navy Captain Suleman Dahun, said in a statement. 

He said that in a related development, personnel of the Nigerian Navy Ship VICTORY also repelled a pirate attack on an oil tanker MT RIO SPIRIT.

Dahun said: “The pirates attempted to hijack the oil tanker after she loaded products from QUA IBOE terminal and sailed 110 nautical miles south of Akassa in Delta State where the incident took place. Not mindful of the fact that the vessel was under security cover by the operatives of the Nigerian Navy who were onboard a security vessel, the assailants swooped on MT RIO SPIRIT in an attempt to hijack her. The Nigerian Navy operatives repelled the attack and secured the route of the vessel. Not deterred, the pirates made another spirited effort to hijack MT RIO SPIRIT 30 minutes after the first attempt which was also repelled. However, she was successfully escorted to safety as she continued her voyage.

“Furthermore, a patrol team deployed by Nigerian Navy Ship DELTA has discovered and destroyed 8 illegal refineries around Osiagbene Creek in Ogbeletobo Community of Warri South West LGA of Delta State. The items destroyed in the raid include 15 metal tanks laden with about 130MT of product suspected to be illegally refined AGO and about 200MT of substance suspected to be stolen crude oil.

“Additionally, an anti-crude oil theft patrol team deployed by NNS PATHFINDER conducted patrols of creeks and waterways in their area of operations. During the patrol, the team raided 3 illegal refineries in which unspecified quantity of illegally refined AGO and stolen crude oil were destroyed around Bille Community in Rivers State.
Similarly, the team raided 6 active illegal refining sites around Bille/Kalabari axis. About 45 metric tons of suspected illegally refined AGO and steel tanks with unspecified quantity of stolen crude oil were also destroyed.

“In view of the foregoing, the Nigerian Navy once again wishes to reiterate its determination to combat criminalities in the nation’s waters and ensure a safe and conducive atmosphere for legitimate maritime operators.”

Source News Express

Posted 08/02/2017 9:32:03 PM

 

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