Nigerian Navy arrests 1,500 ‘illegal’ vessels

Part of crackdown on smuggling, IUU fishing and oil theft.

Navy arrests 1,500 ‘illegal’ vessels

Posted By: Nicholas Kalu

The Eastern Naval Command of the Navy in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, yesterday said it arrested 1,500 ships, fishing trawlers and boats allegedly operating illegally on its maritime area from January till date.

The command’s Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Rear Admiral Atiku Abdulkadir, spoke at the opening of a three-day sea drill, tagged: Operation Mamaki.

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