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Maritime Security: Navy Deploys Two Security Stations To Akwa Ibom

Maritime Security: Navy Deploys Two Security Stations To Akwa IbomThe Nigerian Navy, NNS Jubilee in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has deployed two Naval Security Stations to the state waterways to forestall maritime illegalities.

The Commander, NNS Jubilee, Commodore Saidu Garba, made this known in an interview with journalists in Ikot Abasi. He noted that the two naval security stations were deployed to Okpobo and Ataba Rivers to checkmate activities of oil thieves on the Akwa Ibom waterways. He further explained that a naval security station is a house boat fitted with guns and navy personnel to fight criminals on waterways, adding that the stations were deployed to two important places that led to the entry point of criminals into Akwa Ibom.

The Chief of Naval Staff had approved the establishment of naval security stations in Akwa Ibom waterways to stop oil thieves.

Since the deployment of the naval security stations, criminal activities have reduced drastically.

If any criminal wants to sneak or cross into our waterways, naval personnel will see them immediately, he added.

Garba therefore, gave the assurance that more naval security stations would be established in the country in future.

I made the suggestion to Navy headquarters and we are looking at establishing additional naval security stations in the country.

Beyond maritime security

Beyond Maritime Security

Economic stability and sustainable development can be driven by an integrated approach to the maritime sector, including ports, maritime security and facilitation of maritime traffic. Joined-up government policies covering the whole of the maritime sector are critical for the port sector to flourish. These were among key messages delivered by IMO s Chris Trelawny, who was speaking at the Port Security Technology conference, London, United Kingdom (20 June), which provided an opportunity to build on this year s World Maritime Theme, Connecting ships, ports and people . The importance of IMO s International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code and the IMO/International Labour Organization (ILO) Code of Practice on security in ports were highlighted as measures which went beyond the security angle, since ports support trade and development.

Mr. Trelawny encouraged governments to increase the representation of the port sector, border control authorities and related organizations at IMO meetings in order to enhance inter-agency cooperation and to foster better understanding of the implications and impact of IMO regulations on the port sector and vice versa.
Source: IMO

Looking Beyond Maritime Security

Economic stability and sustainable development can be driven by an integrated approach to the maritime sector, including ports, maritime security and facilitation of maritime traffic.

Joined-up government policies covering the whole of the maritime sector are critical for the port sector to flourish.

These were among key messages delivered by International Maritime Organization[1] (IMO)’s Chris Trelawny, who was speaking at the Port Security Technology conference, London, United Kingdom[2] (20 June), which provided an opportunity to build on this year s World Maritime Theme, Connecting ships, ports and people .

The importance of IMO s International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code and the IMO/International Labour Organization (ILO) Code of Practice on security in ports were highlighted as measures which went beyond the security angle, since ports support trade and development.

Trelawny encouraged governments to increase the representation of the port sector, border control authorities and related organizations at IMO meetings in order to enhance inter-agency cooperation and to foster better understanding of the implications and impact of IMO regulations on the port sector and vice versa.

References

  1. ^ International Maritime Organization (www.marinelink.com)
  2. ^ United Kingdom (www.marinelink.com)
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