DARE devil sea robbers last week invaded the Lagos lagoon and made away with two luxury boats.
A sea pirate attack has been recorded at the Eastern part of the country as a cargo vessel ‘M.V Esther’ was attacked en-route Cameroon with some cargo including the ship captain, abducted.
SEQUEL to the clash between officers of the Nigerian Navy on traffic control duties along the Apapa access road and the Truck drivers this weekend, over alleged extortion and high-handedness by the Nigerian Navy officers, some concerned stakeholders have said that the crisis will continue to occur unless the government takes necessary actions to correct the ills going on in the port.
Maltese authorities charged three young African migrants on Saturday with committing an act of terrorism for hijacking a vessel that rescued them off the coast of Libya.
A retired Navy Captain, George Alaily has called for the use of duckable drones as a cheap way of policing the nation’s waterways and tackling the problem of piracy be-devilling the country.
Globally, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre, based in Singapore, recorded 201 incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery in 2018, up from 180 in 2017. The Gulf of Guinea remained increasingly dangerous for seafarers as reports of attacks in waters between the Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo more than doubled in 2018.
FORMER senior special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on maritime matters, Mr. Leke Oyewole, has expressed concern over the volume of Nigeria’s crude oil illegally taken to neighbouring countries, which leads to high piracy in Nigerian waters.
For the second consecutive quarter in 2018, the global maritime report on piracy has put Nigeria on the spot, occupying number one position in the number of recorded attacks against vessels in the second quarter 2018, Q2’18.