The Nigerian Navy is tracking all vessels coming into the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus, says the Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral David Adeniran.
Adeniran disclosed this on Friday during the tour of facilities of the command by the Senate Committee on the Navy led by Senator George Sekibo.
He said the command had facilities like the Falcon Eye and the RMAC which it deployed to monitor all inbound vessels, just as it had stepped up its coronavirus surveillance at all entry points within the Eastern Naval Command.
He said, “In terms of entry, the moment we have any information that any ship is coming into Nigeria, we keep track of that vessel and we have facilities like the Falcon Eye and the RMAC with which we track the movement of the vessel.
“We track the movement of the vessel for the past 30 days and know which waters they have been to and from there we monitor and direct accordingly. Of course, the Navy has the means to reach out to stop the vessel and know where they are coming from. With that, we are able to advise the port management or the onshore oil facilities accordingly.”
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