Vanguard (Lagos)

7 January 2013

Nigeria: NN Arrests 22 Ships for Illegalities On Waters

15 Russian nationals and their vessel, were intercepted on the 19th of October 2012 for illegal entry into Nigeria’s territorial waters by the ... ( Resource: Nigeria Arrest Russian Illegal Immigrants

Lagos — Twenty-two vessels have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy for various act of illegality, ranging from oil bunkering and illegal entry into the nation's waters within the last 12 months.

Among the ships arrested were: MT Onne, MT B Cupid, M Barge, MT Ortkoyi, MV Chijioke, MT I Hinosen, Tug Boat Alk, MT Ezi, MT Rockfish, MT Aegle and MV God Time.

Others are MV Aths Milandros, Barge Princess Sophie, MT St. Vanessa, MT Ina and MT Peyor.

Others are MV ATHS MILANDROS, BARGE PRINCESS SOPHIE, MT ST VANESSA, MT INA and MT PEYOR.

Also arrested were: a wooden boat, Light II, a wooden tugboat, Oyah II and Tug Boat, Ramat II, among others.

One of the ships, MV Myre Seadivers, arrested by the Western Naval Command in October 2012 was discovered during search to be carrying assorted arms.

Its 15-man crew members,all Russians, according to spokesman for the Western Naval Command, Lieutenant Commander Jerry Omodara, would be handed over to the Police for prosecution.

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