NIMASA MARITIME GUARD COMMAND IMPOUND SHIP WITH 80,OOO LTRS OF ‘ILLICIT’ DIESEL, DETAIN CREW

Nigerian Navy SBS commandos patrol in a RBS Defender boat with a 12.7mm HMG fore and a 40mm AGL aft

Nigerian Navy SBS commandos patrol in a RBS Defender boat with a 12.7mm HMG fore and a 40mm AGL aft

THE NATION
December 13, 2012

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has arrested a service cargo vessel, the MV Arti, laden with over 80,000 litres of automotive gas oil (AGO or diesel) suspected to have been cooked, rather than refined.

The Commander, Maritime Guard Command, Navy Capt. Promise Dappa,who stated this in Lagos yesterday, said the issue of oil theft would soon become a thing of the past. He said the ship was arrested at the Bakare Jetty, Kirikiri waterfront in Apapa, with two crew members, as they supervised the discharge of the diesel into trucks,perhaps, for onward movement to petrol stations.

“Other crew members and operators of the receiving trucks had disappeared from the loading point on sighting officers of the Maritime Guard Command”, the Navy Captain indicated.

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