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Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by ijustdey: 12:30pm On Jul 10
Abuja – The Federal Government on Tuesday said it had successfully defended Nigeria’s rights in the dispute against Switzerland at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).

The International Tribunal had on July 6, 2019, delivered a ruling in favour of Nigeria in an order on provisional measures, announced in the M/T San Padre Pio case (Switzerland v. Nigeria).

Briefing newsmen on Tuesday, the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata, said the case was in respect of Nigeria’s arrest and detention of a Swiss-flagged oil tanker, its crew, and cargo.

Apata stated that the vessel and its crew were arrested and detained having violated Nigeria’s laws by engaging in ship-to-ship transfers of fuel oil for use in hydrocarbon production activities in Nigerian waters without the required permits and authorisations.

“On January 23rd, 2019, the Nigerian Navy arrested a Swiss-flagged vessel, the M/T San Padre Pio, whilst undertaking a ship to ship transfer of fuel oil right inside a platform within the exclusive economic zone of Nigeria, without the pre-requisite permits or authorisation and at odd hours of the night, contrary to navy regulations.

“The vessel, crew members, and cargo were subsequently handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for prosecution.

“The EFCC is currently prosecuting the case at the Federal High Court, Port-Harcourt. The captain and three other crew members were subsequently released on bail,” Apata said.

In May, 2019, Switzerland challenged Nigeria’s enforcement actions by instituting arbitral proceedings under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Subsequently, Switzerland requested that ITLOS order the suspension of Nigeria’s criminal prosecution of the vessel’s master and officers, not to institute new proceedings, and that the cargo, crew, and the vessel be released.

“In its July 6, 2019 order, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) rejected Switzerland’s request that the prosecutions be suspended.

“The tribunal also conditioned the release of the vessel and the criminal defendants, who are Ukrainian nationals, upon Switzerland’s posting of a bond or other financial security in the amount of US$14 million and on Switzerland’s giving unequivocal assurances, in the form of an undertaking binding under international law, that it guarantees their return to Nigeria, should Nigeria prevail in the arbitral proceedings,” Apata disclosed.

The SGF/PS has hailed the tribunal’s decision as “a vindication of Nigeria’s right to proceed with prosecuting these serious violations of Nigerian law, which is a key part of its efforts to combat maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea.”

According to him, “With the conclusion of the provisional measures phase before ITLOS, the parties will now proceed to adjudicate the underlying dispute at the Annex Seven (7) Arbitral Tribunal.”


https://www.independent.ng/nigeria-floors-switzerland-at-international-sea-tribunal-over-detained-ship/

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Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by Kirchhoff01(m): 12:37pm On Jul 10
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Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by PEPPERified: 12:37pm On Jul 10
Very commendable

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Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by Iyajelili(f): 12:37pm On Jul 10
We hope federal government would intervene and defend Nigerians more often. Kudos

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Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by dhardy09: 12:37pm On Jul 10
Good move hope the Government will make good use of it

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Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by Raydos(m): 12:37pm On Jul 10
If you think it's your alarm-clock that woke you up today.
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then take it and place it next to a dead body.
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You'll realise it's God's Grace

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Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by alizma: 12:37pm On Jul 10
Nice one
Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by Swaggzkid: 12:38pm On Jul 10
cheesy grin grin grin kinda crazy topic... detained ship grin grin grin

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Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by KenModi(m): 12:40pm On Jul 10
Very commendable from my country!

All these stupid oyibo people tink say na only dem sabi international law.

Nonsense!

BTW, who is this idiot scammer above me?? So you fit give people residence permit for Canada na im you never relocate there permanently yourself?? Abi you just like to suffer?? undecided

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Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by wakes(m): 12:40pm On Jul 10
good
Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by slimthugchimee2(m): 12:40pm On Jul 10
Ok

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Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by chrisxxx(m): 12:42pm On Jul 10
Switzerland it is time to reveal all those influential Nigerians that have offshore accounts domicile in your country. You may threaten them with this and the vessel will be released immediately.

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Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by seunfly: 12:44pm On Jul 10
Ok
Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by Nobody: 12:46pm On Jul 10
dem go deduct am from abacha loot
Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by 2mch(m): 12:46pm On Jul 10
Use the detained ship to get our money in Swiss banks. Before handing over the ship and crew, remove all the oil they stole. Hold their citizens very well. They are the real bargaining chip.
Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by Vickwinners: 12:48pm On Jul 10
This is commendable.

More actions like this from NIGERIA will go a long way in repairing the country's dwindling international image.
Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by pantigha2(m): 12:50pm On Jul 10
Nothing much to say, Just check my Signature �☺️�
Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by Olorunnim: 12:52pm On Jul 10
Raydos:
If you think it's your alarm-clock that woke you up today.
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then take it and place it next to a dead body.
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You'll realise it's God's Grace
A sleeping person is different from a dead person stop misleading people to ridiculous beliefs.

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Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by seunfly: 12:55pm On Jul 10
Nice one
Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by 234ng44uk(m): 12:55pm On Jul 10
Can Nigeria stand up for the interest of her citizens like this?
Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by Lifeless2018: 12:59pm On Jul 10
This is my area of specilazation.International Maritime Law. In fact, my LLM thesis was on dispute settlement procedure of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Thanks for the topic

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Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by Noel1: 1:03pm On Jul 10
So Super Eagers beat a whole Switzerland...
Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by Originalsly: 1:12pm On Jul 10
Swaggzkid:


cheesy grin grin grin kinda crazy topic... detained ship grin grin grin


....the ship and cargo were arrested.....and the crew seized! Aspiring bloggers!

@ topic... why would Switzerland even go to court? ....that's a clear cut violation. I hope the FG also focus on fishing fleets... especially the Chinese.
Re: Nigeria Floors Switzerland At International Sea Tribunal Over Detained Ship by yomalex(m): 1:25pm On Jul 10
Chai

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