NIMASA arrests ship laden with ‘cooked’ diesel
LAGOS– The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, is detaining a service cargo vessel, MV Arti, allegedly carrying over 80,000 litres of automotive gas oil, also known as diesel, suspected to have been cooked, rather than refined.
According to him, the ship was arrested at the Bakare Jetty, Kirikiri water front in Apapa, with two crew members.
The crew members were supervising the discharge of the diesel into trucks, for onward movement to petrol stations, when they were arrested.
“Other crew members and operators of the receiving trucks had disappeared from the loading point on sighting officers of the Maritime Guard command,” Captain Dappa said.