NIGERIAN NAVY IMPOUND 38 SHIPS IN 4 MONTHS ; NNS DELTA GET FOUR NEW PATROL BOATS

NNS ANDONI P100, proudly made-in-Nigeria

NNS ANDONI P100, proudly made-in-Nigeria by the Nigerian Navy

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14 May, 2014

The Chief of Naval Staff(CNS), Vice Adm. Usman Jibril, has said that the Nigerian Navy impounded about 38 ships involved in criminal activities since his assumption of office in January 2014.

Jibril disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Warri, Delta State during his maiden visit to the Nigerian Navy Ship `NNS Delta’, at Warri Naval Base. He said that eight of the ships were fishing vessels operated by the Chinese in the nation’s waterways.

“Since I came over, we have impounded about 38 ships. The ships are under detention and by implication, cannot commit havoc again. “They were illegally fishing on our waters. They must have also been using our product – Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) – to service their ships; which means they are also involved in illegal bunkering.’’

The CNS said that the Federal Government was committed to repositioning the Nigerian Navy through the provision of adequate platforms for improved performance. He said that the government had ordered for two offshore patrol vessels from China, adding that they would soon take delivery of them.

Jibril also said that four boats had been released for the `NNS Delta’ to enhance its operations. “The `NNS Delta’ is well positioned and to deliver on this great statutory duty, it is expected to deal with social vices like the illegal oil bunkering, oil theft, piracy and illegal fishing.

“We have taken delivery of four boats to the `NNS Delta’ to curb the excesses in the creeks.“Of course, the Federal Government has invested in the Navy through the provision of platforms which has been a major challenge over time for improved operations of the naval personnel.

He also confirmed that, “one of the offshore patrol vessels launched by the first lady in January 2014 will be delivered to us by August and the second one will arrive the country next year.’’

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16 Responses to NIGERIAN NAVY IMPOUND 38 SHIPS IN 4 MONTHS ; NNS DELTA GET FOUR NEW PATROL BOATS

  1. rka says:

    Well done NN, Keep up the good work.

  2. asorockweb says:

    “the Nigerian Navy impounded about 38 ships involved in criminal activities since his assumption of office in January 2014.”

    We need enabling laws that will make sure that success doesn’t become a burden.

    How does the navy tend to the sized ships?

    We need the right laws so that these ships can quickly be auctioned off and their crews quickly jailed or released.

  3. Henry says:

    *** un-related

    It seems the army has a new MRAP. I just can’t identify what vehicle it is.

    Oga beeg, please can you I.D the MRAP in this video.

    • Are James says:

      This is very good. I suggest we promote it to appropriate thread.

    • Augustine says:

      @Henry my boss, the strange Nigerian Army MRAP in that video is in my opinion, the new year 2012 state-of-the-art Chinese CS/VP3 MRAP Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected armoured personnel carrier Vehicle​. Secretly acquired I would say.

      http://www.armyrecognition.com/chinese_china_army_wheeled_armoured_vehicle_uk/cs_vp3_mrap_mine-resistant_ambush_protected_armoured_personnel_carrier_vehicle_technical_data_sheet_.html

      • Augustine says:

        This new CS/VP Chinese MRAP is very cheap at about $550,000 per unit and is likely already in service with a Police service that looks like the Nigerian Police.

        http://www.army-guide.com/eng/product4741.html

        If our leaders have chosen the China MRAP, let us support them and ask for 1.000 units at about $500 million using the China EXIM Bank loan. Thus we can guard every town/village in NE Nigeria and our soldiers can go for combat operations and come back home alive by just driving safely like men of steel through any Boko Haram ambush.

        If Boko Haram meets such an MRAP in every village and town they go, plus other weapons including the 2km range automatic multiple Grenade launchers we are lacking now, there will be near zero kidnappings and this war might be ending soon, when Boko is reduced to mere occasional suicide bomber force that SSS and DMI will eventually catch even if they run to hide in Sudan.

    • asorockweb says:

      Great video Henry!

      I noticed a “new” surveillance plane as well.

      Who can Id the surveillance plane?

      • asorockweb says:

        1:24mins
        The surveillance has the Nigerian flag but does not have NAF roundels or insignia.

      • Henry says:

        Oga augustine, thanks for the I.D.

        Good job.

      • Henry says:

        Yeah, Oga asorockweb, I think it is one of 3 surveillance planes handed over to the nigerian Airforce by PICOMSS (presidential implementation committee on maritime safety and security).

  4. Augustine says:

    Gentlemen, good job for the navy, but where are our 3 units of Seastar naval sea drones ?
    In 2006, Nigeria purchased three Seastar systems for coastal defense….
    http://www.navaldrones.com/Seastar.html
    http://www.deagel.com/news/Nigeria-Purchases-Aerostar-UAVs-and-SeaStar-USVs-for-Coastal-Surveillance_n000005157.aspx

  5. Henry says:

    Augustine on May 18, 2014 at 2:03 am

    @Henry my boss, the strange Nigerian Army MRAP in that video is in my opinion, the new year 2012 state-of-the-art Chinese CS/VP3 MRAP Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected armoured personnel carrier Vehicle​. Secretly acquired I would say.

    http://www.armyrecognition.com/chinese_china_army_wheeled_armoured_vehicle_uk/cs_vp3_mrap_mine-resistant_ambush_protected_armoured_personnel_carrier_vehicle_technical_data_sheet_.html

  6. freeegulf says:

    admiral augustino, you and this your fixation with 2 km ‘standoffish’ weapons LOL.
    while most of the known AGLs might have a max range of nearly 1.7 km, but their effective killing range will be a lot less.
    yes, we need to be able to deal with BH anti aircraft armed technical. however, with good tactics, the infantry can still destroy these mobile weapons in any skirmish. we need good weapons and proper employment of these weapons in the form of good planning and battle skills.

  7. Augustine says:

    Air marshal freegulf, Y-3 Grenade launcher has effective range 2.2km according to the army that uses it. http://www.army.mil.za/equipment/weaponsystems/infantry/Y2_Y3_Grenade_Launchers.htm

    It also functions as light mortar, and a good firepower multiplier for our troops who are often out-numbered in battle when Boko emerges from nowhere with 300 men in 20 Toyota 4×4 and have 14.5mm anti-aircraft gun mounted, that would decimate our NA infantry with just Cobra APC and a 12.7mm gun and Toyota 4×4.

    Mali’s national army collapsed under Islamic terrorist onslaught for this reason, average firepower.

    If we want to stop Bokos finally, show them superior firepower on the battlefield, when they die like flies, new recruit mercenaries will stop joining them when life expectancy in action drops to 7 days.

    Thanks.

  8. freeegulf says:

    Admiral Augustino, supported. it only makes me smile whenever you use the 2 km threshold for weapons acquisition.

    of course you re right about superior firepower. every single blogger here has been begging NA to equip the line troops with good firepower. NVGs (since the army is not night combat shy), webbing, adequate individual troop ammo, proper fatigue, rifles with optical sights, at least 2 MGs and 2 RPGs to a squad. they can even get the Y 2 revolver style MGL instead of two RPGs, one RPG and one Y 2 MGL. the current level of firepower and kitting is truly abysmal.

    its a shame that boko yeye convoy of 300 terrs could attack a location and still be able to withdraw cohesively. NA and NAF really needs to work on these essentials; defence of installations, pursuit and destruction of enemy forces.

    and i will say this again; any section or patrol that cannot counter an enemy ambush should not be in the battlefield theatre. by now, ambush drills should be a muscular reaction for the troops.

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