Maritime

NIMASA begins process to end vessels’ greenhouse gas emissions

May 16, 2019

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) last Friday held inaugural installation of the Thorium-X tablet, a fuel consumption data collection device, on board a Nigerian-flagged fuel tanker vessel, MT KINGIS, commencing the process of ending green-house gas (GHG) emissions on vessels.  The pilot project, which came as fallout of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre…

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Indigenous shipping businesses suffer as NNPC dominates downstream sector

May 16, 2019

The fortune of local shipowners has gone from bad to worse following the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s domination of the downstream petroleum sector of the economy. Our correspondent gathered that business has been dull for local operators in the local shipping sector since the NNPC moved from importing 90 per cent of petroleum product to…

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NIMASA preparing for transition away from oil to renewable energy – DG

May 14, 2019

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has emphasised its readiness to develop policies that will see to a smooth transition from the regime of intense wet cargo operations, which is the major source of income for the maritime sector in Nigeria, to the inevitable era of renewable energy which may see less activities in…

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NIMASA partners INTERPOL on fresh strategy against crimes at sea

May 8, 2019

In a bid to sustain the reduced rate of criminal activities on the nation’s coastal and territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, and the International Police Organization, INTERPOL, have commenced partnership in the fight against crimes at sea. Disclosing this in Lagos during a visit by a team from the INTERPOL…

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Pirates kidnap six crew members from tanker offshore Nigeria

Apr 24, 2019

The International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre confirmed Wednesday that six crew members were kidnapped from an anchored tanker off the coast of Bonny Island, Nigeria last week. The incident occurred April 19 at around 1430 local time as the ship was anchored at the Bonner Outer Anchorage. The report said the tanker was boarded…

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Petroleum product tanker attacked at anchorage in Nigeria

Apr 18, 2019

Four persons armed with automatic weapons in a speed boat were seen approaching a San Pedro Pio product tanker, anchored at Bonny River’s inner anchorage in Nigeria. The report to the International Maritime Bureau revealed that two of the party managed to board the vessel and opened fire on the crew, aiming towards the accommodation…

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LADOL assures of safety in its facilities following shooting incident

Apr 17, 2019

Following an alleged killing of an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), by his colleague at the Lagos Deep Offshore Limited (LADOL) Free Zone, the company has reassured workers within its facility of safety. The shooting which reportedly caused serious injuries on a Samsung Heavy Industry (SHI) employee on site raised…

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Maritime piracy drops in Nigeria in Q1 2019 – Report

Apr 13, 2019

Latest report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Maritime Bureau (IMB), has revealed that Nigeria experienced a decrease in reported piracy incidents in the first quarter (Q1) 2019. The IMB report obtained by The Guardian yesterday, indicated that Nigeria reported 14 incidents of piracy in Q1, compared to 22 in the corresponding period…

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NIMASA to end cabotage waiver clause for foreign ship owners

Apr 11, 2019

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) yesterday set out plans to end Cabotage waivers for foreign shipowners within the next two to five years. According to NIMASA, the stoppage of the waivers, which would be stopped in phases, is expected to allow indigenous shipowners take charge of Nigerian Cabotage trade. There have been…

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Trump’s maritime fuel policy may sink energy markets

Apr 10, 2019

The Trump administration is working to slow down the implementation of a major international environmental regulation that’s set to take effect in 2020. The administration hopes the effort will ease the compliance burden on businesses by phasing in the rules gradually rather than all at once. Counterintuitively, phasing in the regulation could raise costs on…

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