Dear Cyber Generals- I am sorry once again to go off on another tangent.
A while ago on this blog, concerning the ongoing piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, I forewarned that as nature abhorred a vacuum, our Government had to get serious about re-equipping our Navy to effectively patrol our territorial waters/EEZ otherwise other foreign navies would do the job for us. Now it seems that this is now happening.
The French Navy have a Frigate-Latouche-Treville which is currently conducting a silent patrol in the deepwaters of Port Harcourt protecting French interests (read Total’s offshore deepwater oil platforms).
and on the right-hand corner, click on West Africa under the Areas of Risk section. Alternatively open up:
Well, since our Government is more intrested in organising symposiums and conferences to talk about how to tackle the piracy menace in the Gulf of Guinea, western naval powers are now sending their ships to do the job which our navy should do but can’t do because the Govt is dragging its heels over the procurement of requisite platforms to enable our navy perform its constitutional functions.
Serious food for thought!!!