N-Deltans desert homes over Navy’s Operation Octopus Grip —IYC President

By Emma Amaize PRESIDENT, Ijaw Youth Congress, IYC, Mr.  Pereotubo Oweilami, yesterday, raised the alarm that many residents of riverine communities in the Niger Delta region have deserted their homes for fear of invasion, following the deployment of several warships and armored gunboats to the creeks by the Nigerian Navy for Operation Octopus Grip, not […]

Just in: Nigerian Navy to begin Operation “Octopusgrip’’ in Bayelsa, Delta

The Flag Officer Commanding,(FOC), Central Naval Command, (CNC), Rear Adm. Bello Al-hassan, said the command would soon commence riverine and sea exercises, code named Operation “Octopusgrip,” in Bayelsa and Delta. Navy warship Al-hassan, who said this on Thursday while addressing a news conference in Yenagoa, said the exercise was expected to last from Oct. 30 […]

Navy arrests 67 over illegal bunkering

By Evelyn Usman Operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Beecroft, Apapa, Lagos, have smashed foreign syndicates comprising 67 members, which specialised in oil bunkering and other criminal acts on the territorial waters within the base’s jurisdiction. The suspects comprised four Pakistanis and 20 Benin Republic nationals. Also arrested were their Nigerian suspected members, majority […]

Navy arrests 67 over illegal bunkering

By Evelyn Usman Operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Beecroft, Apapa, Lagos, have smashed foreign syndicates comprising 67 members, which specialised in oil bunkering and other criminal acts on the territorial waters within the base’s jurisdiction. The suspects comprised four Pakistanis and 20 Benin Republic nationals. Also arrested were their Nigerian suspected members, majority […]

Rolls-Royce planning autonomous naval ship for patrol, surveillance and mine detection

 Rolls-Royce is designing an autonomous naval ship capable of patrol, surveillance, mine detection and fleet screening. The latest version of the ship is 60m long and capable of traveling for 100 days. With a top speed above 25 knots, the ship maintains a range of 3,500 nautical miles. The company is banking on a future where large, human […]

Navy advocates inter-agency collaboration

By Jimitota Onoyume PORT HARCOURT—The Nigerian Navy has called for greater inter-agency collaboration, saying that synergy among the various security agencies helped crush 205 illegal refineries between January and July. Commander, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Victor Adedipe, made the call yesterday, at the maiden seminar on inter-agency collabora-tion in maritime security operations for the […]