Ships & Ports

U.S. Coast Guard impounds 5.8 tons of cocaine

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Steadfast on Monday offloaded over 11,600 pounds (5.8 tons) of cocaine and 5,500 pounds (2.75 tons) of marijuana worth $158 million in San Diego.

Piracy: EU extends naval presence in Gulf of Guinea to February 2024

The European Union (EU) has extended its naval presence in the Gulf of Guinea under the auspices of the Commercial Maritime Presence (CMP) until February 2024.

Only 14 West Central Africa countries conduct port checks on ships

The Secretary General, Abuja Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, Captain Sunday Umoren, says only 14 out of 22 coastal countries in the West and Central Africa conduct inspections on..

Nigerian Navy kicks against maritime security role for NIMASA

The Nigerian Navy has raised alarm on the potential conflict over the planned expansion of the mandate of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to include the security of..

Drug smuggling: customs seizes N1.4bn tramadol at Seme

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Area Command, said it has intercepted some items suspected to be tramadol capsules concealed in adult diapers in a container.

Nigerian Navy demands establishment of maritime court

The Nigerian Navy is calling for the enactment of legislation for the establishment of a special maritime court to deal exclusively with maritime cases for speedy dispensation of justice.

Lagos begins move to develop waterways safety code

The Lagos State government on Monday engaged stakeholders on development of the State waterways safety code in order to make the state’s waterways safer.

Nigeria to collaborate with Korea on Deep Blue project

The Federal Government of Nigeria will collaborate with the Republic of Korea on the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure otherwise known as the Deep Blue Project.

Navy arrests 4 stowaways at Lagos anchorage

The Nigerian Navy said its operatives arrested four stowaways on board a vessel at the Lagos anchorage.

Egypt opens naval base close to border with Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has inaugurated a large naval base on Saturday 135km from the border with Libya.