Private security firms employed by NNPC Ltd. successfully stopped a vessel transporting a sizeable quantity of stolen crude oil in a big operation against crude oil theft.
According to Garba Deen Muhammad, Chief Corporate Communications Officer of NNPC Ltd., the MT TURA II, which is owned by HOLAB MARITIME SERVICES LIMITED, was halted while enroute to Cameroon.
According to preliminary assessments, the crude oil aboard the ship came from an offshore well jacket in the Nigerian state of Ondo.
Unexpectedly, the ship had been operating discreetly for the preceding twelve years, avoiding capture.
To serve as a strong message and deterrence to anyone engaged in similar criminal actions, the authorities have determined that it is essential to demolish the vessel.
This forceful effort attempts to stop the financial losses caused to Nigeria and legitimate oil sector players while also addressing the negative social and environmental effects of such illegal operations.
The state oil company, NNPC Ltd., reaffirmed its steadfast dedication to putting an end to crude oil theft.
It stated that it would keep up its unwavering efforts to stop this unlawful commerce until it is totally eliminated.
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