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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China Harbour unveiled as investor in major new Nigerian deep sea port

Apr 9, 2019

The Bakassi Deep Seaport is to become the second trade port in Nigeria, after the Apapa port. This was disclosed by the transaction adviser to the Federal Government on the Bakassi Deep Seaport Project, Feedback Infrastructure Limited, during the presentation of the Outline Business Case on the deep seaport to the Cross River State Governor,…

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Scana Offshore to upgrade anchoring system for Yinson’s Nigeria FPSO project

Apr 5, 2019

Incus-owned Scana Offshore AS has been awarded a contract in connection with modification of anchoring equipment at Yinson Nepeta Productions Ltd (Yinson) for FPSO Allan. Incus writes in a stock exchange announcement that the production ship will operate on the Anyala and Madu fields in Nigeria. Scana Offshore’s delivery consists of upgrading the anchoring system…

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Switzerland set to sue Nigeria over 2018 oil tanker seizure

Apr 4, 2019

Authorities in Switzerland have begun planning legal action against the Nigerian government for seizing and detaining a Swiss-flagged oil tanker in January last year. Reports by various online maritime websites said San Padre Pio and four of its original 16 crewmembers, all of whom are Ukrainian nationals, had since remained under Nigerian government custody in…

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Vitol signs COA with NNPC subsidiary NIDAS for shipping petrol to Nigeria

Apr 3, 2019

Vitol has signed a contract of affreightment with NIDAS Shipping Services to ship petrol to Nigeria during the second quarter as part of its crude-for-product swap deal with Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. NIDAS, a London-based subsidiary of NNPC, said the contract would run from April to June in parallel with the swap deal. This is…

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SHI Nigeria reaches HSE milestone of 1,200 days with no lost time injuries

Mar 25, 2019

Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria announces that it has reached the significant health & safety milestone of 1,200 days with no lost time injuries at SHI-MCI, Africa’s largest ship fabrication & integration yard located in Lagos. This achievement is reflective of SHIN’s intense focus on ensuring the health and safety of its entire workforce through significant…

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