FG approves purchase of patrol vessels to curb unregulated fishing

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the purchase of patrol vessels to reduce unregulated fishing activities and boost security on the country’s waterways. 
The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this on Friday at the 10th Annual Ministerial Conference of the Fisheries Committee for West, Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) in Abuja. 

NIMASA advocates proper framework for Africa's Blue Economy

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that in order to harness the opportunities derivable from the Blue Economy in Africa there is a need for a proper framework and structure which will enhance the coordination of the sector.

GoG: NIMASA, G7++ unite to combat piracy

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has reiterated that the Agency is working with Stakeholders and the global maritime community to ensure that the menace of piracy is totally stamped out in the Gulf of Guinea in order to allow for free flow of trade in the region.

NIMASA, Defence Bureau, partner to develop operations hardware

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that the Agency is ready to partner with the Defence Research and Development Bureau for the growth of the Nigerian maritime sector adding that research is a catalyst to attain sustainable development.

Faceoff: Shipowners slam Amaechi, Peterside

·         You are self-serving says Peterside

·         I will not release fund, says Amaechi

In a rare outburst on Thursday, the President of the Shipowners Association of Nigeria Engr. Greg Ogbeifun took on both the Minister of Transport Hon. Rotimi Amaechi and the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside with both regulators fiercely responding.

NSDP: UK University graduates 59 Nigerian Cadets

…As four Bag First Class Honours, Dakuku Hails Capacity Growth
The Capacity Building initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) through the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) has again received another boost as 59 of the beneficiaries have graduated from the Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom.
This brings it to a total number of 1,343 graduates of the scheme since its inception from the various institutions in United Kingdom, Egypt, Romania and Philippines.

Senate summons NAPIMS boss over Egina deep sea project

The Senate Committee on Local Content has ordered the Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment and Management Service (NAPIMS), Mr. Roland Ewubare, to appear before it within 24 hours or risk being forced to do so.
Chairman of the panel Samuel Adeola gave the order at its sitting attended by 10 senators investigating the variations associated with the $16 billion Egina Deep Sea Oil Project. 

No respite as Nigeria loses IMO Council election again

Again, Nigeria at the weekend lost its bid to get re-elected into category ‘C’of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This would be the third consecutive time Nigeria is losing its quest to be re-elected into IMO. Ghana, had promised to support Nigeria to get a sit into IMO.
The last time Nigeria won its IMO Council bid was in 2007 under Dr. Ade Dosunmu who was then the Director-General of NIMASA and every attempt made since 2011 to return to the council had failed.  

FID on NLNG Train 7 Plus imminent

Nigeria LNG Limited, at the World LNG Summit holding in Portugal, announced that the company, with the full support of its Board, is making steady progress towards achieving Final Investment Decision (FID) on its Train 7 Plus (7+) project during 2018.
This phase of the company's strategic growth programme will on completion upscale NLNG's annual production capacity from the current capacity of 22 mtpa to 30 mtpa.  

Govt misses delivery target on $186m anti-piracy equipment

The Federal Government may have shelved its promise of floating some high-tech machinery to combat maritime crime in the nation’s troubled waters.

Under the initial target, the facilities were expected to have arrived Nigeria in August, but three n=months after, the project now appears elusive.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier this year, approved the sum of $186 million to procure machineries to fully combat maritime crimes.


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