|Engr. Olu Akinsoji|
the maritime safety agency of the federation popularly called NIMASA is worthy
criminality against innocent merchant ships in our coast is being positively
addressed is a relief and worthy of commendation.
representative of Nigeria at IMO and one time Director General, Government Inspector of Ships, I wish to join
the International communities in commending the ongoing efforts of the
government through its agency to checkmate the menace of unlawful acts against
innocent ships and installations in our coast.
agency for achieving the domestication (after fourteen years of ratification)
of the International Convention on Unlawful Acts Against Ships (SUA) and
hopefully against Platforms in Continental Shelf.
the published lofty infrastructural initiatives will need a strong and reliable
arrangement/administration of the new related law.
of the ongoing effort to put in place a mechanism for a sustainable
administration of the relevant laws.
interpretation should be to monitor, restrict, control, deter, rescue, arrest offenders, prosecute,
punish, repatriate, restore, confiscate and compensate as the case may be.
Olu Akinsoji is a renowned Marine Engineer