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Navy arrests four vessels laden with 2m litres of stolen diesel.

Authorities of the Central Naval Command (CNC) of the Nigerian Navy have arrested four vessels transporting about 2million liters of suspected illegally-refined Automated Gas Oil (AGO) popularly called diesel.

The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) CNC, Rear Admiral Saidu Suleiman Garba said on Wednesday that the vessels were arrested by naval operatives at various locations within Brass Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

Garba named the vessels as MV Messiah 1, Barge Miracle, Barge KOME XVIII and NICHOLAS Marine insisting that the arrest and seizure of the vessels was in line with its mandate to protect critical resources within the nation's maritime environment.

He explained that MV Messiah 1 and Barge MIRACLE belonging to one Messrs Abday Logistics and Multilinks Limited were rounded up with their contents at the terminal operated by Nigerian Ago Oil Company (NAOC) in Brass.

The FOC said the vessels were getting ready to discharge suspected illegally-refined AGO when they were apprehended by the operatives.

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Publication:Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra, Ghana)
Date:Jul 11, 2019
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