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Nigerian Safe Anchorage under Scrutiny #marsec

Vanguard News:

Nigerians, foreigners operating illegal anchorage in Lagos

SOME influential Nigerians (top politicians and military personnel) and foreigners in collaboration with maritime agencies are collecting between $10,000 and $20,000 as anchorage fees from big tanker vessels that bring petroleum products into the country for Ship-To-Ship (STS) transfer.

An anchorage is a location at sea where ships can lower anchors. The location usually has conditions for safe anchorage in protection from weather conditions, and other hazards.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a maritime operator told Vanguard that the illegal business has been going on unchallenged because most of the government agencies in the maritime sector that are supposed to raise alarm are involved in it. Read more at:

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