The Nigerian Navy is taking security of its waterways seriously as the yuletide approaches.

The Navy said the acquisition will boost the survey of selected inland waters in Nigeria.

Speaking during an awareness workshop on Maritime Safety Information Portal, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas said maritime environment remains critical to Nigeria’s s economic development.

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“Recently the navy acquired two boats to boost the survey of selected inland waters in Nigeria.

“At present, the navy through its hydrographic office has commenced the creation of hydrographic data in the selected inland waters which will soon be used to produce charts.” Ibas, represented by the Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Rear Adm. Sylvanus Abbah, said.

“These charts will aid the Nigerian Navy and other maritime security agencies to effectively police the nation’s inland waters.”

The Maritime Safety Information Portal has been launched in Lagos on November 16 for effective safety of mariners.

Ibok-Ete Ibas, who inaugurated the portal and the data centre, gave an assurance that the facilities would help improve maritime security and boost Nigeria’s economy.

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