Navy hands over 11 crew members, trawler to agency in Bayelsa
Written by City Radio on August 12, 2022
The Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base in Bayelsa on Friday handed over 11 crew members and one fishing trawler to the Federal Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
The crew members and the trawler, MV TRADE WIND, were apprehended on Aug. 6, off Brass waters in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
The Commanding Officer of the Base, Capt. Muhammed Alhassan, said those arrested were10 Nigerians and a Ghanaian.
He said the mariner had switched off their Automatic Identification System and violated the no trawling zone of 5NM from shoreline.
The commanding officer urged all mariners to be law abiding as they carry out their activities within the Nigerian maritime environment.
He commended the Navy for safeguarding Nigeria’s maritime domain. (NAN)