Expert urges collaboration between maritime security agencies to safeguard Nigeria’s marine environment
Secretary-General of the Society of Nigerian Mariners (SNM), has urged maritime
security agencies to work closely in tracking vessels arriving Nigerian ports.
Ombo made the call in an interview in Lagos on Monday.
the need to safeguard the country’s marine environment.
what is happening in our waters; to be able to track all vessels that are
coming into our waters as much as possible.
agencies to see the big picture and discuss the big picture.
gets to 24 nautical miles of our coast, Customs, Immigration, the Navy, the Air
Force, the Marine Police, NIMASA, must have an operating environment, where
they will all see the picture of what is coming into our waters.
same thing and we are discussing it and we know everybody knows what to do with
the vessel long before the vessel comes along side.
theatre where you are seeing your ships at sea, just as if you are watching it
on your TV (television).
will become much more secure than what it is now.
a place where we are showing a common thing.’’
Nigerian Navy to control the country’s maritime domain, however, said that it
needed more radio detection and ranging (RADAR) systems to cover the entire
saying that it had made the maritime domain safe.
check illegal oil bunkering.