Navy Arrests Oil Bunkering Vessels

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The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy has arrested 27 vessels engaged in illegal bunkering and crude oil theft.

Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, Ibrahim Dewu, said the arrests were made between the period he assumed office in February 2022 and when he left the command on April 11, 2023.

Dewu revealed that the Command also deactivated 294 illegal refinery sites.

The Officer added that the command also effectively patrolled its maritime area of responsibility and undertook several clearance and swamp buggy operations  in the backwaters.

Written by: Helen Obih

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