Shipwrecks and Vanishing Coastlines: a Nigerian Predicament

Shipwrecks and Vanishing Coastlines: a Nigerian Predicament

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Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Residents of Jakande Estate, Lekki, have raised an alarm over the spreading erosion on the beach, about 500 metres away from the sea, which they say threaten their lives.

The residents said the erosion was noticed five months ago, and that it might be caused by a stranded ship that has not been removed since a February storm washed some ships ashore.

The culprit ship, named MT Ray, is one of the 16 vessels washed ashore on February 14 but has now sunk deeply into the sea…

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