NIMASA rescues Ghanaian vessel

NIMASA helps free hijacked fishing vessel on June 5th.

NIMASA rescues Ghanaian vessel

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has launched its satellite surveillance system, which, in conjunction with the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force, aided the rescue of a Ghanaian Fishing Vessel Marine 711 from suspected hijackers on June 5.

The Ghanaian registered vessel was reportedly hijacked off the coast of Ghana and sailed across Togo and Benin Republic to Nigerian waters when the Embassy of the Republic of Korea contacted the agency to help rescue the vessel, which is owned by its national.

The Ghanaian Fisheries Authority and the operators of the fishing vessel joined in urging NIMASA to bring the incident to a logical conclusion.

Consequently, in a swift operation coordinated by Capt. Warredi Enisuoh, NIMASA’s Director of Shipping Development, the agency’s newly-built satellite surveillance system with cloud-penetrating radar capabilities was brought to bear and the incident was resolved within six hours.

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