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Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency

13 Nov 2019
The Nigerian Navy (NN), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), are expected to work vigorously to access the Secured Anchorage Area (SAA)
8 Oct 2019
The Federal High Court, Lagos yesterday ordered the forfeiture of N280,555,010.65 “warehoused” in the bank accounts of Invictus Oil and Gas Limited and Invictus Investment Limited.
27 Aug 2019
More than 100 persons were feared dead as a Cameroon-bound vessel capsized on the high sea on Sunday. According to sources at the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) at Marina, Lagos, the vessel which left Calabar, the Cross River State capital, for Cameroon with about 180 passengers on board on Sunday did not arrive at its destination.
21 Aug 2019
To further improve security on the country’s territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has launched its Command, Control Computer Communication and Information (C41) operation centre
19 Jun 2019
Considering the huge impact of plastic pollution on the oceans and aquatic lives, the Federal Government has been urged to enact a law regulating the use, disposal of plastics and protect the marines. Globally, indiscriminate disposal of plastic is at the front burner, even as the United Nations estimated that about 5.25 million plastic particles…
15 May 2019
The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has decried the high level of poverty that is engendering crime and also making Nigeria to be perceived as the piracy capital in the globe. Peterside, who spoke in Abuja yesterday during 2019 budget defence session for the agency before the…
15 May 2019
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), plans to delist about 87 countries for non-compliance with requirements of the 1978 Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention as amended from its Whitelist. As nations express worry over the new development, The Guardian gathered that Nigeria escaped the IMO hammer, and has maintained its position…
2 May 2019
Determined to rid the ports area of traffic gridlock, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), said it plans to commission two transit parks located at Lillypond, and TinCan Island second gate, to enhance port operations and improve service delivery at the nation’s gateway.     NPA Managing Director, Hadiza Bala-Usman, represented by the Executive Director, Marine and…
8 Apr 2019
The Federal Government has said that it will continue to embark on meaningful projects that will attract development to the Niger Delta. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said this at the weekend at the maiden matriculation ceremony of the Nigeria Maritime University (NMU). The programme was held at the temporary site of the institution in Kurutie,…
30 Mar 2019
The Court of Appeal, Lagos, yesterday set aside the judgement of the Federal High Court, which had exempted the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) from levies payable to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) under the NIMASA Act, Cabotage Act, Marine Environment (Sea Protection Levy) Regulations, and other laws. The court based…
27 Mar 2019
When the Coastal and Inland Shipping, otherwise known as Cabotage Act was conceptualised in 2003, stakeholders in the maritime industry were agog that the regulation would herald a new dawn in the domestic shipping business and particularly empower indigenous operators to own ships and operate without intimidation from their foreign counterpart, but 16 years after,…
6 Mar 2019
Succour is underway for the indigenous ship owners, as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), raised hope on the disbursement of the much-delayed Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund (CVFF).    The CVFF, a two per cent contribution by indigenous ship-owners on every contract done in the nation’s maritime sector, now worth about $124 million…

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