Naval chief links insiders to piracy

Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Dele Ezeoba has blamed the activities of insiders for the incessant attacks on ships in Nigerian waters especially in the Niger Delta region.

Naval chief links insiders to piracy in Nigerian waters

Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Dele Ezeoba has blamed the activities of insiders for the incessant attacks on ships in Nigerian waters especially in the Niger Delta region.

This is coming following the recent attack on Marshal Island-flagged vessel, MT. ALCHE (MSR Note: we believe the story refers to MV Althea) and abduction of a Ukrainian captain and a Greek engineer by pirates off the coast of Brass.

Speaking in Brass, Bayelsa State shortly after inaugurating the Maritime Regional Awareness Capability (RMAC) centre, Ezeoba said investigations of similar incidents in the past by the navy revealed that some crew members working for companies’ ships gave out information about the locations of their vessels to pirates.

He assured that the navy was dealing with the situation, saying though no society was devoid of criminality, the Nigerian maritime space was safe despite pockets of criminal activities.

He said: “In every society, you must have incidences of criminality. If in two, three, four, five months, you have one incident of criminality, it tells us that the maritime space is safe.

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Source: worldstagegroup.com

 

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