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Nigeria Intercepts Suspected Fishing Vessel

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Sandra Ukele

The Marine 707 fishing vessel suspected to be conducting illegal  activities in the Gulf of Guinea has  been intercepted by the Nigerian government and handed over  to the Ghanian authorities for further investigations.
Nigeria also handed over 51 crew members including 48 Ghanians and 3 south Korea nationals  to the Government of Ghana and Korea respectively.

The vessel which had authorization to fish in Ghana and Benin waters was arrested by the Nigerian Navy on the 18th of May, 2020 around the southwest of Lagos waters  with her  Automatic Identification System (AIS) switched off after being suspected to be used for piracy or being used as a mother ship  to conduct piracy in the Gulf of Guinea was handed over to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) after preliminary investigations by the Navy.

While speaking during the official hand over of the Ghanian flagged vessel and the crew to the respective authorities, the Director General of the Nige…