Rusting hulks choke Nigerian waters

Hundreds of shipwrecks litter Nigeria's coast, causing environmental damage and providing havens for smugglers.

    Hundreds of shipwrecks litter Nigeria's rivers and coast, causing environmental damage to marine life and fishing villages.

    The abandoned vessels are also being used in illegal oil smuggling, but with former owners difficult to trace and a tangle of government bureaucracy, little is being done to clean up the mess.  

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports from Lagos.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera English


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