Nigerian Navy releases detained vessels to owners 

Nigerian Navy releases detained vessels to owners


The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta has handed over MT De-Praise and MV Deborah vessels to their owners.

The Commander, NNS Delta, Commodore Abdulhamid Baba-Inna, released the vessels to the owners on Friday through the Executive Officer of the Command, Commodore Levi Deyin at the Naval Base, Warri.

The vessels, owned by Seadove Nigeria Limited and Ian Faje International Limited were confiscated by naval personnel in February 2020 and September 2018 respectively.

Baba-Inna, however, warned vessel owners plying the territorial waterways to shun all forms of illegalities and ensure they possessed the necessary documents of their businesses.

He said that the exercise was sequel to the directive from the naval headquarters to release MT De-Praise and MV Deborah to the owners who had gone through legal processes.

The handover was witnessed by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).