Navy releases 2 vessels to owners in Delta

The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta has handed over MT De-Praise and MV Deborah vessels their owners.

The Commander, NNS Delta, Commodore Abdulhamid Baba-Inna, released the vessels the owners on Friday through the Executive of the Command, Commodore Levi Deyin at the Naval Base, Warri.

The vessels, owned by Seadove Nigeria Limited and Ian Faje International Limited were confiscated by naval personnel  Feb. 2020 and Sept. 2018 respectively.

Baba-Inna, however, warned vessel owners plying the territorial waterways shun all forms of illegalities and ensure they possessed the necessary of their businesses.

He said the exercise was sequel the directive from the Naval Headquarters release MT De-Praise and MV Deborah the owners had gone through legal processes.

“I, Cdr. L. T. Deyin, on behalf of the of Naval Staff (CNS) and Commander, NNS, Delta, handover the vessel you, the representatives of the companies on July 16, 2021.

“You are hereby warned desist from all forms of illegalities and always obtain appropriate documentation for your businesses,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the vessels were handed over the owners the presence of the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). (NAN)