NUPENG advocates pipeline protection agency

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has appealed to the Federal Government to create a Pipeline Protection Agency (PPA) that will be saddled with the protection of pipelines.
Its President, Comrade Igwe Achese, gave the advice in Lagos, saying the agency should be well funded and equipped with modern gadgets like alarms, sensors and helicopters and gunships with night vision.

Domestic oil producers adopt barges for product evacuation

Winding through the creeks of Nigeria’s oil-producing Western Delta, between wellheads and canoes, are barges and smaller vessels used to transport crude. They are set to become a more familiar sight.
Cash-strapped domestic oil companies in Africa’s largest producer are seeking new — and riskier — ways to move the crude extracted from their onshore fields, after militant attacks over the past year rendered the crucial Forcados pipeline and export terminal unusable.

NIMASA targets Africa’s projected N100bn yearly revenue

Nigeria is said to be eyeing a huge chunk of the annual revenue estimated at N100 billion that Africa stands to generate should the continent put its maritime administration acts together.  
This is said to be one the major motivations that emerged at the weekend for which Nigeria is hosting Africa’s maritime administration agencies in Abuja between April 19 and 20, expected to be declared open today by Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

NIMASA issues 30-day notice for abandoned ships & wreck removal

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has read the riot act to owners of abandoned vessels in Nigerian territorial waters urging them to remove the vessels on or before April 28, 2017 or risk sanctions ranging from forfeiture or removal by the Agency at the owners' expense.
The Director General of the Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside who stated in a press statement noted that it is instructive to ensure that our waters remain safe for navigation in order to advance our maritime interests.

Piracy, maritime dev. top agenda as Maritime Administrators meet

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged African Maritime Administrators and Regulators to forge coherent and collaborative response to the challenges confronting Africa’s maritime space. The President, who was represented by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, gave the charge while declaring open the African Maritime Administrators Association (AMAA) conference in Abuja on Thursday.