Nigeria-Ghana sign MoU on Maritime Operations

In line with its vision to enhance regional integration to develop capacity, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghanaian Maritime Authority, GMA.
At the official signing of the MoU at the Nigerian Maritime Resource Development Centre in Lagos, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside noted that intra-African collaboration is a vital requirement for Africans to effectively harness the natural potentials that the Blue economy represent for the continent.

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.

NCDMB targets $14bn oil industry expenditure

The next wave of Nigerian Content implementation has started and targets in-country retention of $14 billion out of the $20 billion yearly industry spend and creation of 300,000 direct jobs. Another key target is 70 percent in-country value retention within the next 10 years.
The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote stated this on Tuesday at Owerri, Imo State, at the 2nd edition of Nigerian Content Workshop organised by New Planets Projects. 

Maritime dividends, key to nation building- NPA Chairman

The chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye has charged participants at the on-going conference of professional Women in the Maritime and Port sector of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) holding in Lagos to brace up and contribute meaningfully towards nation building in order that ‘we join the committee of Port Nations in entrusting international best practices’.

NPA MD seeks increased roles for women in maritime sector

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman has yet again charged women professionals in the Maritime sub-sector to invest more in themselves in order to be indispensable in their field of endeavors.
Hadiza Bala Usman gave this charge in a key note address at the opening session of the annual conference of Network for Professional Women in the Maritime and Port sector of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos recently.

Channel blockade: LNG demands $315.6m refund from NIMASA

Nigerian  Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) has raised a strong letter  to Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) demanding the payments of about $315.6 million debt made under protest to the agency since 2013.
In the letter, NLNG said that the sum represents  direct and shipping losses incurred by NLNG due to the initial 22-day blockade of the Bonny Channel NIMASA in May 2013.

NPA, FRSC devise safety standards for cargo trucks

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reiterated the commitment of the organisation to Safety Standards for all aspects of operations at the nation’s Seaports.
She expressed this commitment in her remarks at the opening ceremony of a Capacity Building Workshop on Minimum Safety Standards for trucks doing business in the Ports jointly organized by the Authority and the Federal Roads Safety Corps in Lagos on Friday.

‘Nigeria lost $475m over 22-day Bonny Island NLNG blockade’

Immediate past Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer,  Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG), Babs Omotowa, Wednesday revealed that NLNG lost  $475 million  when Nigerian Maritime And Safety Agency (NIMASA), its export from Bonny Island for 22 days.
Omotowa, however, expressed delight over the ruling of the Federal High Court, vindicating the company, but noted it would not restore the huge loss.

NLNG engages local contractors in building $1.6 billion vessels

Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) company has engaged local contractors to paint, supply cables and carpentry works required to build $1.6 billion ships.
The company’s General Manager, External Relations, Kudo Eresia-Eke, who made this known in an interview with journalists in Lagos, said that the six vessels are being constructed by two ship builders, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea.