Seafarers, dockworkers and all other maritime employees have critical roles to play in achieving a functional marine and blue economy.
The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said the reconstruction of the Mission To Seafarers (MTS) centre and other ports facilities will undoubtedly scale up Nigeria’s rating in the global maritime community
Seafarers have challenged the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency’s (NIMASA) claim of placing about 11,956 seafarers on cabotage vessels in less than three years. This is coming after an official statement from NIMASA claimed it has placed a total of 11,956 Nigerian seafarers onboard cabotage vessels from January 2021 to July 2023. According to…
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have disclosed that it signed memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with 16 countries in three years on the recognition of Certificate of Competency (CoC) and Training of seafarers.
Nigeria and other African governments have been charged to upgrade their training infrastructure to develop seafarers for green shipping transition.
The Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade–Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG) information centre had reported that the latest incident occurred on Monday, April 10, approximately 300 nautical miles south-southwest of Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire.
Nigerian-trained seafarers may face more difficulty getting employed by shipping companies following the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) updated guidelines on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) convention for modern working environment. This follows the recent shipping rapid development and evolvement to meet new…
14 Dec 2022
Industry, governments, unions and academia have been charged to meet the challenge of training seafarers for alternative fuels.