Navy Apprehends Ghanaian Vessel for Alleged Crude Oil Theft

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The Nigerian Navy announced the arrest of a Ghanaian vessel, Motor Tanker SWEET MIRI, along with its 13-member crew, suspected of crude oil theft under Operation Delta Sanity.

The crew consisted of one Ghanaian and 12 Nigerians, operating off Nigeria’s coast towards Benin Republic. Rear Adm.

Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, Director of Information for the Navy, revealed that the operation, conducted on February 25, led to the apprehension of the vessel approximately 320km off Nigeria’s coast. The vessel’s attempt to evade detection by switching off its Automatic Identification System raised suspicions and marked it as a “Vessel of Interest.”

The Nigerian Navy, under the directive of Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Emmanuel Ogalla, launched an independent investigation to uncover the perpetrators behind the crude oil theft. This action aligns with efforts to identify and address threats to national security, including illegal activities within maritime territories.

Source: Parrot Nigeria

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