IMO scores NIMASA high on Regional SAR efforts


The Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has restated the Agency’s commitment towards the enforcement of strict safety regulations at sea, in order to ensure the protection of Marine Environment and Safety of assets.

Pirates still active off Nigeria- IMB

One hundred and twenty-one incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of the year, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has said in its latest report.

Sentinel Patrol vessel survives a pirate attack off Nigeria

A 35 metre Sentinel patrol vessel designed and built by Cape Town-based Nautic Africa withstood a pirate attack off the coast of Nigeria at the end of September that involved taking fire from AK-47 assault rifles.
The vessel and crew succeeded in thwarting an ambush attempt by pirates who attacked the vessel from the front, Nautic Africa, a Paramount Group company, said. “Proving that the 35m Sentinel patrol vessel is properly armoured for its task, the crew managed to escape the attack unscathed,” the company said in a statement.

PANDEF, HOSTCOM disagree over oil pipeline security

The plan by the Federal Government to recruit youths of the Niger Delta for security of oil and gas assets in the region is now being threatened with altercation between  The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) and leadership of Host Communities of Nigeria, producing Oil and Gas (HOSTCOM) as to which group would be responsible for the exercise aimed at creating jobs as well as protection of the pipelines.

NIMASA partners Interpol to curb maritime crime

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that proper legal frame work, synergy and information sharing amongst government Agencies and Stakeholders will help curb the issues of criminalities in the nation’s territorial waterways and the Gulf of Guinea.

FG trains 10,000 to combat threats to oil installations

Determined to reduce the rising cases of crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region, 10,000 youths drawn from 19 states are presently being trained to curtail the menace.

Youths from Edo, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Bayelsa, Ondo, Ogun, Lagos, Kogi, Niger, Abia, Imo, Kaduna, Gombe, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra and Osun, among others, are being trained on community policing of oil installations and safeguarding pipelines.

NPA reiterates regional governance for maritime safety, security

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reiterated Management's concern over the safety and security of operations and activities on the nation’s territorial waters.

Global safety body partners NNPC on pipeline security

In its determination to ensure that the current steady supply of petroleum products nationwide is sustained, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has intensified efforts to safeguard its pipeline from vandals and fire outbreaks in line with best safety practices.

Police deploy 2,700 for maritime duties

The Commissioner, Nigeria Police Marine Command, CP David Folawiyo has revealed the Force’s objective to deploy 2,700 officers and men to cover maritime, ports and coastal activities in Nigeria.

According to Folawiyo, 1,300 men would be deployed to cover maritime alone, while 1,200 and 200 officers and men are expected to be deployed to cover ports and coastal activities respectively.

Nigeria receives two patrol vessels from France

The Nigerian Navy has received two FPB 72 patrol vessels from France’s Ocea shipyard, and has ordered another three.
The two vessels were seen undergoing tests at St Nazaire at the end of August prior to delivery and were subsequently loaded onto a cargo vessel for transport to Nigeria, reports Meret Marine. They are named NNS Shiroro and NNS Ose (P185 and P186). 


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