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GWVSL rebukes publication of handling pipeline surveillance

By Ebi Perekeme 

The management of Global West Vessels Specialists Ltd has said its attention has been drawn to a publication by a group known as Central Youths of Escravos and Forcados, that GWVSL had once handled pipeline surveillance activities in the area.

The insinuation which was contained in a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari as regards to the contractor handling the surveillance job in the area.

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The group was obviously comparing the activities of GWVSL and the contractor, Ocean Marine Ltd and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Capt. Hosa Okunbor.

For the avoidance of doubt and to set the records straight, Global West Vessels Specialists Ltd had never been involved in surveillance of oil facilities in the Niger Delta region. It is not even interested in surveillance of oil facilities in the region.

According to the Management, “Global West Vessels Specialists Ltd only had a concessional agreement with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to shore up its revenue base and nothing more.

“We wish to advise anyone raising allegation on surveillance of oil facilities in the Niger Delta region to facts-check thoroughly before going to the public with falsehood.

“It is our believe that matters of this nature should be handled with care so as not to throw the region into chaos. We wish to advise that whoever involved in this surveillance issue should apply restrain and tow the path of dialogue to amicably resolve the issues if there is any.”

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