The anti-crude oil theft operations of the Nigerian Navy patrol team, deployed by FOB BONNY has raided an illegal refinery site at Boloba Creek in Bonny LGA of Rivers State. During the raid, the patrol team destroyed the illegal refinery, which had several storage tanks loaded with unquantifiable amount of stolen crude oil.
A statement by the Naval Director of Information Commodore Christian Ezekobe said in a similar operation, the patrol team arrested a barge suspected to be involved in COT at Creek 6 in Bonny LGA, Rivers State.
He said the barge was laden with yet to be quantified stolen crude oil adding that no arrest was however made in both cases as the suspects fled the scene on sighting the patrol team.
The statement further said Marine Tanker (MT) Team Tango were also arrested for conveying substances suspected to be dangerous cargoes noting that the ship which was tracked down with Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) capability of the Nigerian Navy is presently under interrogation and would be promptly handed over to the appropriate agency for further action.