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NIMASA Commences Process To End Gas Emission On Vessels

…Agency Chosen for Pilot Project in West/Central Africa The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has inaugurated the installation of the Thorium-X tablet, a fuel consumption data collection device, on board a Nigerian-flagged fuel tanker vessel, MT KINGIS. This development now marks the commencement of the process targeted at ending green-house gas emissions on vessels. The pilot project, which came as fallout of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) conference held in!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

NIMASA Debunks Report Of Failure To Rescue Distressed Vessel

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA has described as untrue the news making the rounds in some online media platforms that the agency failed to provide assistance to a distressed vessel, MV ORC4. NIMASA said the claim that the agency and the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG failed to provide assistance which led to the sinking of the vessel and loss of lives was false. In a statement dated today, March 12, 2019 and signed by the Head, Corporate Communications of the agency, Isichei!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Economy: Senate, Transport Ministry Push For Maritime Alternative

The Senate Committee on Marine Transport and the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT) have called on stakeholders to join the Government in its recent efforts to pay more attention to the development of the maritime sector as it has enormous resources that can boost the economy of Nigeria. This was contained in a statement signed and issued by the Head, Corporate Communications, Isichei Osamgbi on Friday. Speaking on Thursday in Lagos at a one day maritime stakeholders’ assembly organised by the committee in…

China Maritime Silk Road, Game Changer For Global Transport – Dakuku

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also known as the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road, will be a game changer for global transport and substantially affect the pattern of global commerce. Dakuku stated this in Dubai during the Dubai Maritime Summit 2018, which was part of the events at the five-day UAE Maritime Week 2018 that ended on November 1. Speaking…

Environmental Pollution: NIMASA To Enforce 0.5% Sulphur Limit On Bunker Fuel – Dakuku

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that the Agency will enforce strict compliance to the International Maritime Organisation regulation which puts a maximum of 0.5% sulphur cap on all fuel used by vessels by the year 2020. This was contained in a statement issued by Isichei Osamgbi, the Head, Corporate Communications on Thursday. Dr. Dakuku who made this known during an interactive session with journalists at the ongoing maritime…

Maritime, Catalyst For Nigeria’s Industrialisation – Dakuku

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said the maritime sector is a catalyst for Nigeria’s industrialisation. Dakuku, in a statement by Isichei Osamgbi, Head, Corporate Communications, said the only way the country can effectively move away from an oil-dependent economy and industrialise is to develop the blue economy. He said this at the 2018 World Maritime Day celebration held yesterday in Lagos with the theme “IMO 70: Our Heritage - Better…

No More Issuance Of Cabotage Waivers – NIMASA

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said the Agency will no longer issue cabotage waivers particularly from the oil firms operations as it limits the growth of the Nigerian maritime sector and the economy at large. This was contained in a statement signed by its Head, Corporate Communications, Isichei Osamgbi. According to the statement, Dakuku relayed the information to the Oil Producers Trade Sector (OPTS) in Lagos, as he also called on…

ICPC Boss Visits NIMASA, Stresses Need For Joint Vessel Inspection

The Acting Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Musa Usman Abubakar has stressed the need for all government agencies in the maritime sector to carry out joint inspection of vessels at ports. In a statement signed on Thursday by Isichei Osamgbi, Head, Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Abuabakar explained that the initiative was necessary in order to fully actualize the Ease of Doing Business initiative of the Federal Government. Dr. Abubakar, who made this…

NIMASA’s New Dockyard To Save Nigeria N36bn Annually – Peterside

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, said on Wednesday that the multimillion dollar floating Dockyard owned by the Agency, will save the country millions of dollars in capital flight once operational. Speaking during an interactive session with Journalists in Lagos, Peterside said that efforts are being made to create enabling environment for the growth of indigenous participation in shipping. This was according to a statement by Isichei…
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