NIMASA to partner NIMET on meteorological data
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), is to partner the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) on meteorological data.
Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, made this disclosure when NIMET’s management team, led by its director general, Dr. Anthony Anuforom, paid a working visit to the NIMASA Headquarters in Lagos.
Peterside said that the agency is interested in studying and analysing meteorological data for ships, dissemination of information in ways that meteorological data can aid navigation for the purposes of ensuring the safety of lives and vessels on sea.
“In pursuit of that mandate, we are ever ready to collaborate with anybody who can be of assistance to us. Without a doubt, by reason of the technical capacity you have in the study of weather analysis of meteorological data, you are definitely useful to us. It is in realisation of that piece of fact that a relationship was initiated sometimes in 2008.
“It is in the same realisation that we set out to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between our agencies in pursuit of common objectives of securing lives and assets at sea, in line with the provisions of SOLAS, particularly Chapter 5, which is an instrument of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO),” the DG said.