Maritime Security: US Coast Guard Cutter is docked in Lagos

The United States Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) was recently moored at the Nigerian Naval Dockyard in Lagos.

Mohawk officers will meet with the Nigerian Navy leadership at Western Navy headquarters in Apapa and organize tours for government and military officials.

The ship will make two days at sea commitments with the Nigerian Navy to promote cooperation on maritime security.

Consul General Will Stevens said the arrival confirms America’s commitment to support Nigeria in its efforts to secure its territorial waters and the greater Gulf of Guinea (GoG).

“Collaboration and the ability to cooperate in the maritime field are necessary to enhance Nigeria’s capacity to counter piracy, oil bunkering, illegal fishing and other illegal activities at sea,” Stevens noted.

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