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Gulf of Guinea Focus: Week 28


Nigerian Navy Raises Alarm Over Upsurge in Sea Robbery on Lagos Waterways
Nigerian Navy Raises Alarm Over Upsurge in Sea Robbery on Lagos Waterways

The Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Mustapha Bala Hassan has said that there has been an increase in number of Sea robbery on the Lagos waterways, even as he mentioned another case of kidnapping. The Naval boss stated this at a function to mark Day of the Seafarer 2024 in Lagos, while assuring that the Navy is collaborating with NIMASA and the Lagos State Government to unravel a new security measure to cub the menace. Hassan lamented that the Nigerian maritime industry is highly underfunded and that the Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund (CVFF) a controversial fund domiciled under NIMASA, is the key to unlocking all the programmes in the maritime sector.


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Navy Arrests 2 For Crude Oil Theft In Rivers
Navy Arrests 2 For Crude Oil Theft In Rivers

Commodore Nanmar Lakan, Commander Nigerian Navy Ship SOROH (NNS) said the command has arrested two persons for crude oil theft and seized a wooden boat laden with 12,000 litres of Automated Gas Oil (AGO). Lakan disclosed this while parading the suspects at Okarki waterfront. He said that the suspects were arrested at Okariki waterfront, in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers. Lakan explained that the arrest was made in line with the mandate of Operation Delta Sanity, which includes anti-crude oil theft, anti-pipeline vandalism, and anti-illegal refining sites among others.


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Ship Ferrying Diesel To Nigeria Capsizes In Benin
Ship Ferrying Diesel To Nigeria Capsizes In Benin

A ship transporting diesel from Congo to Nigeria has capsized after developing a mechanical fault in the Republic of Benin. The ship was loaded with hydrocarbons and is currently leaning on its side in the waters of Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic. According to report by The New Tribune “June 30, 2024, a maritime incident attracted the attention of many observers in Cotonou, near Fidjrossè beach. A ship, on which we can read the inscription ‘SPSL UDEME,’ tilted on its side in local waters.”


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At least 11% of seafarer deaths due to suicide – Report
At least 11% of seafarer deaths due to suicide – Report

Insurer Gard has released data on seafarer-related claims in recent years including the prevalence of injury and illness, causes of claims, and the most common illnesses. Among the information in Gard’s 2024 Crew Claims Report, the insurer said that 11% of the over 400 deaths reported on its insured vessels over the years 2019-2023 were due to suicide. “This is a worryingly high number and we believe that the actual number could in fact be much higher due to underreporting,” said Gard. The company’s list of the ten most common crew illnesses also showed mental disorder as the seventh most common ailment over the same time period.


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Nigerian Navy deactivates 8 illegal refineries in Ondo
Nigerian Navy deactivates 8 illegal refineries in Ondo

Men of the Navy Forward Operating Base, FOB in Igbokoda area of Ondo state, have obstructed the activities of illegal oil bunkering and deactivated eight illegal refining sites at Awoye and Oge-bioku axis in Ilaje council area of the state. Commanding Officer, Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base, FOB, Igbokoda, Navy Captain Wasuku Alush, said that the exercise was in furtherance of the mandate of Operation Delta Sanity 2 which is to curb criminal activities in the Niger Delta environment, specifically, crude oil theft and illegal buckering.


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Military busts Delta illegal refineries, recovers 48,000-litre crude
Military busts Delta illegal refineries, recovers 48,000-litre crude

The Nigerian Navy Ship Delta has uncovered two illegal refining sites in the coastal communities of Ajasolor and Ogbukoko in the Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State. The Joint Task Force, codenamed Operation Delta Safe, also announced the arrest of four suspects and the recovery of 48,000 litres of stolen crude oil in Rivers State. The Commander, NNS Delta, Commodore Abba Muhsin, represented by the Base Operations Officer, Navy Commander Patrick Ali, led naval personnel to the illegal sites, where five metallic storage tanks, four ovens and five dugout pits were uncovered.


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