Maritime Security: NIMASA , Navy Set to Harmonise Training Procedures
  Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh making a presentation to the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC), Rear Admiral Fredrick Ogu during a visit by the FOC to the Agency recently.   For improved safety and security of the Nigeria... Read more
Alleged $1bn In Unity Bank :NPA Backs Reps Probe, Insists Account Is Non-Existent
Hadiza Bala Usman, MD , NPA   The Nigerian Ports Authority has said it was opened to the idea of its probe by the House of Representatives over an alleged secret account with Unity Bank Plc., even as it insisted  that such account was non- existent. The General Manager,... Read more
COVID-19: FG Goes Tough on  Transporters , Threatens Seizure of  Operational Permits
Senator Gbemi Saraki, Minister of State for Transportation   In a bid to ensure that transporters adhere strictly  to safety protocols on COVID- 19  and as such check the spread of the disease, the  Federal Government has read the riot act to transporters on the pandemic ,  sequel to... Read more
400,000  Crew Stranded at Sea Set to Regain  Freedom , Repatriation
About  400,000 crew who have been  stuck at sea,  are set  to be released and  repatriated over the coming days, sequel to an agreement by  the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Global Cruise Lines . The seafarers have been stranded on board the six Global Cruise Lines’ vessels... Read more
Shippers’ Council to Automate, Integrate Ports Terminals Processes This Year
By Deinde Adefarakan Klaus Laursen, Country Manager, APMT receiving NSC brochure from Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary /CEO Nigerian Shippers’ Council when Laursen visited the Council’s boss at the company’s headquarters in Apapa, Lagos.     The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has promised to ensure that all seaports terminals processes... Read more
Crew Change Crisis: 400,000 Seafarers Stranded at Sea
A staggering number of seafarers is being impacted by the inability to carry out crew changes due to the COVID-19 restrictions imposed on travel by national governments across the globe. Despite incessant calls from the maritime bodies, seafarers are yet to be designated as ‘key workers’ and exempted from... Read more
NPA Explains Alleged over $1bn Hidden Account
The  Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) has said it was not true that its management has over  $1 billion supposedly hidden in an account with the Unity Bank Plc, which it has been operating secretly, as alleged by one Mr John Okpurhe, in a petition, he sent to President Muhammadu Buhari... Read more
COVID-19: NIMASA Raises Alarm on 13 Vessels from 5 High Risk Countries
DG, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh   The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has alerted stakeholders in the maritime sector and the economy of the visit to Nigeria of 13 vessels from five countries heavily affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It said eight of the vessels are... Read more
NIMASA Donates Palliatives to Seafarers, Set to Improve Their Remuneration, Others
Says It Is First In West Africa to Issue COVID-19 Marine Notice Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh, (left), with the President General of Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju at the celebration of Day of the Seafarer 2020: ‘Seafarers... Read more
COVID-19: NIMASA Woos President Buhari , CBN over Incentives for Maritime Sector
By Shola Fadeyi and Deinde Adefarakan Dr  Bashir Jamoh, NIMASA DG     Sequel to the need to cushion the debilitating effect of the novel Coronavirus pandemic on the Maritime sector stakeholders, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)  has dispatched a list of  assorted requests to President... Read more