Nigeria: Navy Conducts Simulation Exercise for Anti-Piracy, Rig Protection
The Nigerian Navy has conducted various simulation exercise for anti-piracy, rig protection, visit board search and seizure, communication drills, together with search and rescue operations. The simulation activities were part of ‘Exercise Shark Shiver’, Mr. John Enenche, said. Enenche, a Major General and Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), disclosed this on Thursday at a briefing on military operations, across the country.
The 3-day exercise, activated at the Western Naval Command Area of Responsibility, was conducted in collaboration with the Italian Naval Ship Fedrerico Martinengo. He said the Nigerian Navy ships that participated in the Exercise were NNS Prosperity, Nguru, Ekulu, Karaduwa and Ose, with a detachment of Special Boat Service elements. “In the course of the Exercise, NNS EKULU was deployed for a Search and Rescue mission for the rescue of MT STELIOS K that was reportedly boarded by pirates at the Togo/Ghana maritime border,” added Gen. Enenche.