NIMASA boss harps on effective intermodal connectivity to ports
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stressed the importance of effective intermodal connectivity to port efficiency stating that good Port- city linkage systems would facilitate seamless transport and create immeasurable positive effect on the economy.
New hopes for seafarers despite concerns on mental wellness
For Nigerian seafarers, the decision to choose shipping service profession was never a mistake, it is indeed a blessing as hope for better days lies ahead of them.This played out recently as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) marked the Day of the Seafarers in grand style. Just as it was celebrated by…
NIMASA advocates improved welfare for dockworkers
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has restated its commitment to the welfare of dock workers in the industry.
NIMASA takes delivery of N49 billion floating dockyard
Nigeria is at the verge of saving as much as $100 million dollars yearly, as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and safety Agency (NIMASA) took delivery of a floating dockyard in Lagos.
Piracy sustains high shipping costs on Nigerian waters
Incessant pirate attacks and kidnappings are taking an alarming toll on shipping in Nigeria’s territorial waters and the Gulf of Guinea.This year alone, freight costs have reportedly risen six times, amid fears insurance could also be hit.Statistics from the International Maritime Organisation...
N2.6bn fraud: Appeal court discharges ex-NIMASA DG
The Court of Appeal, sitting in Lagos, yesterday, discharged and acquitted a former director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, who was charged with alleged N2.6 billion fraud.
Government outlaws private security guards onboard vessels
Notwithstanding the spate of pirate attacks on its territorial waters, the Federal Government has declared that the Nigerian Constitution forbids the use of armed private guards on board vessels.
NIMASA urges seafarers to be sensitive to religion, culture
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has urged seafarers to be mindful of religious and cultural sensibilities of the people during their tour of duty across the globe. Director-General, NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, who gave the counsel when the Nigerian Fellowship of Christian Seafarers (NFCS), paid him a courtesy visit, said rather than display…
NIMASA ex-chiefs lose N11.04 million, property to FG
A federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered final forfeiture of N11.040 million and some property belonging to former Guard Commanders of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Captains Olotu Olumuyiwa Morakinyo and Ebony Emmanuel Aneke, to the Federal Government. Also affected is a company, Lakewood Garden Ventures Limited. The trial judge, Justice Sule…
NIMASA moves to halt dumping of wastes at sea
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has inaugurated Marine Litter Marshals to assist the Agency in ridding the oceans of unwanted waste materials that could cause...
Ondo partners NIMASA to develop waterway
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has reiterated the dire need to utilize the maritime potentials in the state, expressing readiness to institutionalize it in the education sector. Akeredolu said this during a courtesy visit to his office by the Nigerian Maritime Administrative and Safety Agency (NIMASA), stressing that his administration is ready to put…