Maritime

Oil companies begin compliance with FG’s directive on stevedoring contractors

Aug 25, 2019

AS part of measures aimed at resolving the long-standing feud between the International Oil Companies, IOCs, and dockworkers, the oil firms have commenced registration and engagement of the dockworker’s contractors. This is also in line with directives of the Federal Government to the IOCs to engage government-appointed stevedores. Confirming the development, the President-General of the…

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NNPC sets up committee on Warri port channel

Aug 21, 2019

Following complaints about the absence of channel management outfit for maintenance dredging of Warri port and the shallow channel of the port caused by the pipelines belonging to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, the Corporation’s management has constituted a committee to find lasting solutions to the problem. This is even as the Nigerian Ports Authority,…

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Russian sailors abducted off Cameroon’s coast are most likely in Nigeria – Source

Aug 20, 2019

Three Russian sailors who have been recently abducted by pirates off Cameroon’s coast are most likely to be in Nigeria, a source in the employing company stated. “Everything is normal with people. No one has been injured, no one is ill. They are receiving clothes and antimalarial medications”, the source said. When asked where the…

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Reps committee summons DSS, CBN, NNPC, Customs over dormant ports

Aug 18, 2019

An ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives has summoned heads of four government agencies to appear before in on Monday, August 19. This followed the ruling of the Chairman of the Committee, Yusuf Buba (APC-Adamawa) at a public hearing on Thursday in Abuja. The agencies invited to appear before the committee include the…

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Olokola deep seaport to boost employment, revenue

Aug 16, 2019

The Managing Director, Victory Energy Resources Limited, Mr. Sola Olatunji, has said the proposed Olokola Deep Seaport will boost employment opportunities and revenue for the country. He explained the project would create over a million jobs and a source for revenue for economic growth. He made this known during a chat with journalists in Lagos…

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Pirates shoot at LPG carrier offshore Nigeria

Aug 16, 2019

In another armed attack in the Gulf of Guinea, a gang opened fire on a merchant vessel. However, the 6,400 dwt Joseph Wisdom was able to escape. The crew on the Wisdom Marine vessel retreated to the citadel and the master took evasive action.   Source: Lloyds

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Helix announces contract for new Q7000 vessel offshore Nigeria

Aug 5, 2019

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) announced today that it has entered into a contract for its new-build semi-submersible well intervention vessel, the Q7000. The vessel will be performing subsea workover and integrated well intervention services with a major client offshore Nigeria, an estimated minimum 80-day campaign. Helix continues to mobilize the vessel from…

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OVH Energy subsidiary marks 100th vessel berth at Lagos midstream jetty

Jul 29, 2019

ASPM Limited, a subsidiary of OVH Energy marked the receipt of its 100th vessel berth at the Lagos Midstream Jetty (LMJ) barely two years after it became fully operational, netting an average of four vessels every month. Since the official commissioning of the Jetty in October 2017, this engineering masterpiece has supported the economy by…

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Damen delivers 2 more offshore patrol vessels to Nigerian firm

Jul 24, 2019

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two additional Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3307 vessels configured as patrol boats to leading West African offshore services supplier Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (HIOSL), just five months after the contracts were signed, the company said in its release. The handing over of Guardian 9 and Guardian 10 adds to the…

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Nigeria loses $25bn to illegal oil bunkering annually – Ex Minister

Jul 23, 2019

Nigeria is currently losing $25 billion annually to illegal oil bunkering and insecurity on the nation’s waterways. This was disclosed by the immediate past minister of transportation, Rt. Hon Rotimi Amechi, over the weekend at a reception organised by Team Maritime Nigeria to celebrate the achievements of the former minister of transportation in the maritime…

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