New CNS, flags off ‘Exercise Secured Waters’ to address maritime illegalities

The new Chief of Naval Staff, CNS, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, Monday, flagged off his first quarter sea excercise code named ‘ Execise Secured Waters’, aimed at cubbing maritime illegalities such as piracy , sea robbery among others, in the nation’s maritime domain.

Fourteen Naval warships, two helicopters and elements of the Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service, SBS, were deployed for the three days sea exercise.

The ships included: NNS Thunder, NNS Obula, NNS Prosperity, NNS Nwamba, Nguru, Ekulu, Karaduwa, Andoni, Sagbama, Ose, Zaria, Okpoku and TUG Dolphin Rima.

Speaking during the flag off ceremony held onboard NNS Thunder, the CNS explained that the excercise was conceived to test a broad spectrum of maritime operations in order to enhance the security of Nigeria’s maritime domain to check criminality at sea”.

He said it was also part of his strategic…

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