The Nigerian Navy has deployed six ships, two tugboats, two helicopters and a Nigerian Airforce ATR42 plane to the Gulf of Guinea.
On Saturday, Chief of the Naval Workers (CNS), Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, inaugurated the eleventh Train Obangame Specific 2021.
The flag-off of the multinational train for maritime safety was held onboard the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) THUNDER, on the Naval Dockyard in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Gambo stated the large sources and huge potential of the Gulf of Guniea was being undermined by multifaceted home and cross border threats.
The CNS stated the train introduced one other alternative for the Nigerian Navy to work along with different nationwide and regional Navies within the spirit of the Yaounde Code of Conduct.
The code was designed to enhance operational readiness, maritime area consciousness, information-sharing practices and tactical interdiction experience.
Gambo famous that it will improve the collective capabilities of the Gulf of Guinea and the West African nations to counter sea-based illicit actions.
“It’ll additionally improve the operational functionality of the Nigeria Navy in its battle towards numerous types of maritime crime by data and intelligence sharing,” NAN quoted him as saying.
The CNS thanked the US by the U.S. African Command and different worldwide companions for facilitating and sustaining Train Obangame Specific through the years.
The fleet deployed contains NNS THUNDER, PROSPERITY, KARADUWA, NGURU, EKULU, ESE, and Tugboat Dolphin Rima and Tugboat Mira.
The property will conduct safety of oil and fuel amenities, manoeuvres, communication, vessel board search, rescue operations, amongst others.
The train will likely be carried out alongside the French Navy Ship, Dixmude, at the side of different navies that will likely be taking part.
Claire Pierangelo, the U.S. Consular Common, burdened the significance of a secured maritime atmosphere, including that the threats within the Gulf of Guinea had continued to evolve.
“Maritime safety is infact, the spine of wholesome commerce; it promotes financial growth and it helps the sustainable administration of all sources during which your entire area relies upon”, Pierangelo stated.