Maritime

Exxon calls for MODU suppliers, Total requires fast crew boats

Jul 23, 2019

US giant ExxonMobil and French major TOTAL have published tenders in local Nigerian newspapers, calling on suppliers of deepwater Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) and Fast Crew Boats respectively. Both are looking to deploy the facilities in their deepwater operations. ExxonMobil wants the MODU for a deepwater drilling contract expected to commence in the 4th Quarter…

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African naval chiefs to meet in Accra over Gulf of Guinea issues

Jul 19, 2019

From 24th to 25th July, the Ghanaian Navy will host over 10 Chiefs of Navies from across Africa at at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (IMDEC) in Accra to fashion out how to arrest the increasing problems of piracy, illegal fishing and banditry in the Gulf of Guinea. Attending the conference are 250 international senior…

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Global oil tanker market to lose $100bn by 2050 – MSI

Jul 19, 2019

A new research report has shown that the current shift away from fossil fuels in a bid to further climate action is likely to register a $100 billion crash in the value of oil tankers by 2050. According to a recent report by shipping industry research group, Maritime Strategies International (MSI), “The total value of…

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Nigeria’s Senate demands status of Nigeria’s extended continental shelf

Jul 19, 2019

The Senate, yesterday, invited the United Nations Resident Team in Nigeria and the Nigeria Boundary Commission to brief it on the status of Nigeria’s claim of  an extended continental shelf. The upper legislative chamber also directed its committee on Marine Transport when constituted, to follow up activities of the Nigerian extended continental shelf project and brief…

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Shell Nigeria, Wintershall extend charters with Golden Energy for PSV duo

Jul 16, 2019

Golden Energy Offshore Services AS (GEOS-ME) is pleased to inform that a contract extension has been secured for Energy Swan and Energy Scout.   Energy Swan A contract extension has been secured with Wintershall Norge AS. The contract is in direct continuation of the charter contract from 2013. The large PSV Energy Swan was in…

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Navy destroys N8.4bn of illegal crude, petroleum products

Jul 16, 2019

About 131,085.06 barrels of crude oil and 29,612,202 litres of illegally refined products valued at about N8.4 billion have been destroyed by the Nigerian Navy (NN) between January and June 19, it was learnt. Also destroyed were 227 illegal refineries, 2,688 storage facilities and 364 wooden boats while 11 barges and 32 vessels were impounded.…

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Keppel O&M set to upgrade Nigeria-bound FPSO

Jul 16, 2019

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) and Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard), secured contracts from repeat customers worth approximately S$130 million for a newbuild dredger and the modification of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO). Mr Chris Ong, CEO of Keppel O&M,…

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Ten Turkish sailors abducted by pirates offshore Nigeria

Jul 16, 2019

A Turkish cargo ship was attacked by pirates off the coast Nigeria on early Tuesday with 10 sailors, all Turkish nationals, taken hostage for ransom. According to a statement from the ship operator Kadıoğlu Maritime, the ship named “Paksoy-1” was sailing without freight from Cameroon’s port city of Douala to Abidjan in Ivory Coast when…

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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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