NIMASA boss counsels crew members on safety
Acting Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Haruna Baba Jauro, has urged crew members to observe increased caution during navigation in Nigerian waters.
According to him, such caution becomes the more necessary around terminals.
Jauro disclosed this during an inspection of the scene where two vessels recently collided leading to the death of a crew member.
Three crew members were rescued from the collision by the NIMASA search and rescue personnel while rescue operation is still on for eight other crew members.
Two vessels, MT Elixir and MT Tank, had collided midstream about 65 miles from shore, just 10 nautical miles south west of the Bonga FPSO near Warri, Delta State.
The acting director general of NIMASA directed comprehensive rescue operation and ordered a thorough investigation into the incident to ascertain the remote and immediate causes.
The three rescued crew members are still receiving treatment at a clinic in Warri at the behest of NIMASA while the body of the deceased was deposited at the mortuary