COVID-19: Dockworkers/Seafarers are essential workers, exempted from travel restrictions, says NIMASA

            •      Agency unveils guidelines for terminals, jetties

Dr. Bashir Jamoh, DG NIMASA

The Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA] has designated seafarers and dockworkers as essential workers who should be exempted from travel restrictions.

MWUN takes relief supplies to 18 stranded seafarers in Lagos

Crew on board the vessel receiving the supplies from the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) at the weekend took relief materials including food items, water and medications to 18 stranded crew members on board a vessel, MT ORYX Trader, anchored at the out bar Lagos.

Maritime dimension to food security demands significant action – Ilori

·        Shares perspectives on NOSDRA’s findings to cause of dead fish on Niger Delta coastline

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s maritime industry need to work out immediate actions to address issues in the maritime dimension to food security in the country, Marine engineer, Emmanuel Ilori has said.

Making of a new Maritime Academy of Nigeria

The Maritime Academy, Oron Akwa Ibom State has established evident development with an array of new infrastructure all about the academy complex.

Convention on Ballast Water Management extends to Hong Kong

Ships flagged to Hong Kong, China - the fourth largest fFag Administration in the world by shipping tonnage - will now be required to apply the requirements of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM). 

"Complete Deep Blue Project," Amaechi charges NIMASA Board members

Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh (3rd right), NIMASA Board, Chairman, Hon. Asita O. Asita (2nd right) and other members of the NIMASA Board after their inauguration by the Hon. Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Abuja.

 The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday inaugurated the Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in Abuja, with a charge to the members to speed up completion of the Deep Blue Project.

NIMASA investigates wellhead fire incident offshore Ondo

*Cautions mariners to avoid impacted area

DG NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has sent an investigative team to unravel the circumstances surrounding a recent fire incident at a wellhead offshore Ondo State.

Federal Government approves $454,000 for cadets' sea-time training

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the sum of $454,000 for sea-time training specifically for the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) under the management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Nigeria to prosecute 10 arrested pirates under new anti-piracy law

 * Inter-agency collaboration key to maritime security – Jamoh
The arrested pirates paraded at the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft, Apapa, Lagos.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has restated its commitment to collaboration among relevant agencies and stakeholders for the security of the country’s maritime domain. 

Key ingredients Nigeria needs for new trade outlook: improved port operations, Customs trade facilitation and more - Orakwusi

Mrs. Margaret Orakwusi
Post COVID-19 lock-down, Nigeria would need to work with greater focus to meet the new demands of world trade as many economies would be working with speed and beneficial actions.