Deep Blue Project Takes Delivery Of Additional Maritime Security Assets
Fred Omotara, Lagos
Nigeria’s quest to continue to maintain sanity on her waterways received a boost on Thursday when the Deep Blue Project otherwise known as the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure received nine interceptor boats, 10 Armoured Vehicles, two UAS and Four new patrol boats.
Announcing the arrival of the additional assets on Thursday, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh revealed that the agency is working on a sustainability framework to guarantee continuity.
According to the NIMASA DG, “We are not letting up. The Deep Blue project is still loading as more assets arrive in the country.
“Nine interceptor boats, 10 armoured vehicles, two UAS plus four new patrol/enforcement boats.
“We are also working on a sustainability framework to guarantee continuity.”
Recall that President Mohammadu Buhari in June of 2021 commissioned the Deep Blue Project to address the spate of maritime insecurity plaguing the nations waters.