Naval Chief Flags Off Sea And Operational Inspection

Channels Television  
Updated October 22, 2016

nigerian navy jetty Operational InspectionThere is increased regional and national vigilance to curb the activities of pirates and other criminals in the maritime environment and the Nigerian Navy is joining the drive.

The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, gave the navy’s commitment to checking criminal activities in Nigeria’s waters during the official sea inspection and ‘Operation Tsare Teku’.

According to the Nigerian Navy the operation was launched to stem the wave of attacks on shipping and other legal activities.

Vice Admiral Ibas in company of other senior naval officers arrived at the Federal Ocean Terminal Jetty in Onne, Rivers State.

The mission was the official flag off of Operation Tsare Teku 111, which entails substantial occupation of the maritime environment to stem the rising wave of criminal activities on Nigerian waters.

According to the chief of naval staff, successes have be commendable.

After the launch of the operation in Onne the Naval Chief and his team moved to NNS Pathfinder in Port Harcourt, Rivers State’s capital for other operational inspections in the Eastern Naval Command.

The navy says there will be no slowing down in the fight against all forms of criminality on the nation’s waterways.