Two of the four newly commissioned Ghana Navy vessels have arrested a foreign Vessel, Merchant Tanker, MADINA.

The vessel loaded with fuel is reported to have been stolen from Nigeria.

The Ghana Navy received hint from its Nigerian counterparts about the vessel and zoomed in to make the arrest.

Director of Public Relations at the Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel M’Bawine Atintande told Joy News the vessel, MT MADINA was arrested on Thursday at the Saltpond oil fields where it was transferring fuel to another vessel.

He said they will hand over the ship to the port authorities and legal action will be taken against the perpetrators by the appropriate authorities.

He said armed guards have been placed on alert at the oil fields to protect the vessels.