Maritime

Court grants NIMASA rights to collect fees from drilling operations

Jul 15, 2019

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has commended the judgement of the Federal High Court in the case involving Seadrill Mobile Unit Nigeria Limited and the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT), which affirmed NIMASA right to collect fees from drilling operations. NIMASA was later joined as a necessary…

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Nigeria takes lead in pirate attacks against vessels – IMB Q2 Report

Jul 10, 2019

Despite Nigeria’s effort to curb the menace of pirates attacks on vessels particularly in the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria has continued to lead other countries of the world that are bedevilled by the negative impact of pirates. In the report of the International Maritime Bureau, IMB, January – June 2019, Nigeria led the table of…

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Nigeria’s economy loses N100bn to maritime workers strike

Jul 8, 2019

Three days strike action embarked upon by the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) over wages owed dockworkers by the International Oil Companies (IOCs) has caused over Nigeria economy  over N100 billion in revenue loss. MWUN had on June 13 issued a 14- day ultimatum to the Federal Government to prevail on the International Oil Companies (IOCs),…

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Dock workers start nationwide industrial action

Jul 3, 2019

Members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (NWUN) yesterday crippled business activities at the seaport terminals across the country over the refusal of the operators to pay benefits and wages to members. Yesterday’s action followed the expiration of the two-week ultimatum given to the operators. Restating the union’s position, MWUN President General, Comrade Adewale…

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Harvey Gulf sends two PSVs to Nigeria for shallow water operations

Jun 21, 2019

Harvey Gulf International Marine reports that it has signed two, one-year charters in Nigeria for the placement of two U.S. flag, 3,250 dwt DPS-2 Platform Supply Vessels, both fully capable of safely working in shallow water ports with 4.5 meters of transit depth. Both PSV’s will depart for Nigeria in late June. The company also…

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Addax signs long-term deal for Yinson FPSO

Jun 19, 2019

After months of negotiations and short-term contract extensions, Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson has managed to secure a longer-term contract for its FPSO Adoon with Addax Petroleum Development in Nigeria. In a statement on Tuesday, Yinson said that it had on June 17 entered into a contract with Addax for an additional duration of four (4)…

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24 ships laden with petrol, others expected at Lagos ports

Jun 15, 2019

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said 24 ships laden with petroleum products, food and other goods will berth at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports between June 15 and June 29. The NPA made this known in its daily publications, ‘Shipping Position’. It said that one of the ships would sail in with petrol, the…

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Akwa Ibom govt seeks FG’s approval to begin Ibaka Deep Seaport construction

Jun 15, 2019

The Akwa Ibom Government is waiting for Federal Government’s approval to commence construction works on the Ibaka Deep Seaport project in Mbo Local Government Area of the state. Mr Akan Okon, the immediate past Commissioner for Special Duties and Aviation Development, made this known to newsmen in Uyo on Friday. Okon said construction works would…

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Maritime workers issue 2 week ultimatum over non payment by IOCs

Jun 14, 2019

Maritime workers have threatened to embark on indefinite strike in the next two weeks if the Federal Government failed to make international oil companies pay government-appointed stevedoring contractors monies owed them. Mr. Adbul-Waheed Adeyanju, the President General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), issued the two-week ultimatum in a statement in Lagos yesterday. Adeyanju particularly…

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8 ships with petrol, others arrive Lagos ports

Jun 13, 2019

Eight ships conveying petrol and other commodities have berthed at Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Wednesday. The authority made this known in its daily “Shipping Position” publication in Lagos. NPA said four of the eight vessels were waiting to discharge petrol, while the other four would…

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