18 May 2020
10 PIRATES APPREHENDED; 18 SEAFARERS RESCUED BY THE NIGERIAN NAVY!
On the 16th of May 2020, a Nigerian Vessel, NNS Nguru mobilised from Lagos to intercept MV HAILUFANG II hijacked by 10 Pirates off the coast of Cote d’Ivoire having 18 crew on board.
The Navy team took a proactive measure which resulted in the arrest of the 10 Pirates and the rescue of the vessel’s 18 crew of different nationalities: 8 Chinese, 3 Ghanaians and 7 Ivorians.
The rescue operation was achieved within 24 hours as the vessel was in total command of the Nigerian Navy at 21:45 hours on the 16th of May 2020.
Bricks salutes the swift and coordinated execution of the rescue operation by the Nigerian Navy and our Flag State Administration (NIMASA) which further validates Nigeria on the frontline in the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and the entire West Africa region.