top of page
  • Writer's pictureAgwe Global

Gulf of Guinea Focus: Week 10


More Than 20 Dead In Migrant Shipwreck Off Senegal
More Than 20 Dead In Migrant Shipwreck Off Senegal

Rescuers pulled more than 20 bodies from the sea off northern Senegal after a Europe-bound boat loaded with migrants sank, a regional governor told AFP, with fears rising for the missing. “A little more than 20 bodies” had been found, Saint-Louis regional governor Alioune Badara Samb said by telephone, adding that another 20 people had been saved. “Since the afternoon, we have been witnessing lifeless bodies wash up,” he said, with local rescuers and the navy searching for survivors after nightfall. Badara Samb did not say how many passengers were aboard the vessel but survivors told AFP that the number could have been in the hundreds.


For further information please check the link below:





Navy Arrests Ghanaian Vessel With Suspected Stolen Crude Oil
Navy Arrests Ghanaian Vessel With Suspected Stolen Crude Oil

The Nigerian Navy Ship NNS BEECROFT has arrested a Ghana- owned vessel, Motor Tanker SWEET MIRI suspected to have been involved in crude oil theft. The vessel was arrested 174 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria, approximately 320 kilometers, heading to Benin Republic. Base Information Officer, NNS BEECROFT, Lieutenant Hussaini Ibrahim in a statement said the vessel had 13 crew, 1 Ghanaian and 12 Nigerians. The statement quoted the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) of Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral MB Hassan, as stating that the vessel was carrying about 2 million liters of suspected product without approval including the deactivation of its Automatic Identification System on February 25, 2024, to avoid detection. He said following this, the Nigerian Navy Ship ABA was deployed for a thorough investigation, revealing the vessel’s cargo suspected to be crude oil..


For further information please check the link below:





Nigerian Naval Dockyard to Refurbish Six warships for Benin Republic
Nigerian Naval Dockyard to Refurbish Six warships for Benin Republic

Plans have been concluded for the Nigerian Navy to refurbish six warships belonging to the Benin Republic Navy (BRN) for improved security in the Gulf of Guinea. The agreement for the repairs, which would be done at the Naval Dockyard Limited (NDL) in Victoria Island, Lagos, was signed at the Naval Headquarters of BRN in Cotonou. Speaking after the historic event, the Admiral Superintendent of NDL, Rear Admiral Abolaji Orederu, said the warships include BNS PENDJARI, BNS OUEME, BNS ALIBORI, BNS ZOU, BNS MATELOT BRICE KPOMASSE and BNS COUFFFO. He said the vessels departed Cotonou at the weekend for Lagos, adding that the repairs period would be 10months. The NDL boss said the naval dockyard is a strategic national asset and a force multiplier that caters to the defence and maritime needs in the construction, maintenance and repair of naval platforms.


For further information please check the link below:





Nigerian Navy Conducts Inter-Agency Simulation Against Smuggling, Oil Theft
Nigerian Navy Conducts Inter-Agency Simulation Against Smuggling, Oil Theft

The Nigerian Navy carried out an inter-agency, anti-smuggling and oil theft simulation on the Nigerian maritime environment. The exercise, being part of the training of officers of the Naval Warfare Course Eight in the Naval War College, Calabar, was carried out around Parrot Island on the nation’s waterways. The Naval Warfare Course Eight comprised 24 participants, 17 naval officers, two officials each from the Air Force and the Army.The other three officers are from Cameroon, Ghana and Guinea Bisau. Commenting on the exercise, Rear Admiral Abdullahi Ahmed, Commandant, Naval War College, Nigeria, said the essence of the simulation was for the participants to put what they had learnt to practice and know that collaboration was possible.


For further information please check the link below:





Navy Seals Tank Farm For Allegedly Storing Illegally Refined Diesel – Official
Navy Seals Tank Farm For Allegedly Storing Illegally Refined Diesel – Official

The Nigerian Navy has sealed a tank farm in Calabar, Cross River State, suspected to be storing illegally refined diesel. Rotimi Oderemi, commander, Nigeria Navy Ship Victory, made this known at a news conference in Calabar. He said the tank farm was identified following an intelligence report from the military’s joint task force in the South-south – Operation Delta Safe. “Based on the report, the tank farm was sealed and samples of the suspected illegally refined diesel were taken for laboratory analysis. Investigation is ongoing. I advise business owners and tank farm operators to operate within the confines of the law by obtaining necessary approvals for their operations,” Mr Oderemi, a commodore, said.


For further information please check the link below:





Tinubu Signs Executive Orders On Oil, Gas Reforms
Tinubu Signs Executive Orders On Oil, Gas Reforms

President Bola Tinubu has executed Policy Directives to improve the investment climate and position Nigeria as the preferred investment destination for the oil and gas sector in Africa. This is in keeping with his dedicated efforts to remove obstacles to investments in Nigeria, harness the nation’s resources and diversify the economy for the benefit of all Nigerians. A statement by the Presidential spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale said “Following extensive engagements, analyses, and benchmarking with other jurisdictions, the President has initiated the amendment of primary legislation to introduce fiscal incentives for oil and gas projects, reduce contracting costs and timelines, and promote cost efficiency in local content requirements. ”It further said that in recognition of the urgency to accelerate investments, the President has directed the introduction of fiscal incentives for non-associated gas, midstream and deep water developments.


For further information please check the link below:


6 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


bottom of page