Naval force to begin operation ‘Octopus Grip’ in Delta, Bayelsa

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The Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, Rear Adm. Bello Al-Hassan, said the summon would soon begin riverine and sea works out, code-named “Octopus Grip” in Bayelsa and Delta.

Al-hassan, who said this on Thursday while tending to a news gathering in Yenagoa, said that the activity was relied upon to last from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

The FOC said the summon was entrusted with the obligation of security of the conduits by giving satisfactory security inside the order’s zone of duty.

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He said the summon in Jan. propelled “Operation Rivers Sweep.’’

“So far, the operation has recorded huge success in reducing crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism and other maritime crimes.

“Between May and Sept. this year, the command seized and destroyed about 870,000 MT of illegally refined crude oil.

“Also, over 400 illegal refineries were destroyed, including 85 boats used by oil thieves,’’ ,” he said.

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The banner officer said the point of the arranged exercise was likewise to evaluate the operational preparation of CNC armada and to test the handy abilities of its staff in handling sea dangers.

He said the Navy was giving a domain that would empower sustenance of financial exercises, including Oil and Gas generation, the wellbeing of delivery and different exercises adrift.

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Al-hassan said seven boats and 37 riverine vessels would be engaged with the operation of the high ocean work out.


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