Maritime

Content board to upgrade dockyards for vessels repair

Nov 22, 2013

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board has offered to repair some dilapidated dockyards in the country for servicing of local vessels, the Executive Secretary, Engineer Ernest Nwapa has said. Speaking at the 3rd Practical Nigerian Content Conference, in Yenagoa on Wednesday, Nwapa said the board is looking at that option in order to reduce…

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NIMASA denies paying $2 million to secure release of American sailors kidnapped in Bayelsa

Nov 20, 2013

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) yesterday denied claims that it paid $2 million (N320 million) to the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) to secure the release of two American sailors kidnapped off Brass, Bayelsa State on 23rd October, 2013. Deputy Director Public Relations of NIMASA, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi…

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Sea Trucks Group wins new contract

Nov 20, 2013

Sea Trucks Group that has West African Ventures, WAV as its indigenous operating company in Nigeria has announced the award of a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, a leading global offshore services company. The contract involves the provision of an accommodation vessel for the Arkutun- Dagi Project operated by Exxon Neftegas Limited in…

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FG appoints Shippers’ Council interim port regulator

Nov 20, 2013

More than seven years after the completion of port reform programme and coming on stream of private terminal operators, strong indications emerged that the Federal Government may have appointed the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) as commercial regulator for the port system on an interim basis. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), which is also the landlord…

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