Nigeria suspends secure anchorage

Nigeria suspending operations of secure anchorage

Marcus Hand

Nigeria has suspended the secure anchorage, a private initiative used by merchant ships for protection from piracy, and vessels will have to anchor at national ports covered a by a new integrated maritime security infrastructure.

Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, told a media briefing on Monday: “I took the decision to stop the secure Anchorage project, because the issue is that an individual cannot protect a country; it shows that there is a failure in the system.

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Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria

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