Number of Sailors Abducted off Nigeria In 2020 Rise to 128- Report
The kidnapping on Wednesday , from the general cargo vessel Milan, while underway some 14 nautical miles off the Pennington Offshore Terminal in Nigeria, has brought the total number of seafarers abducted to 128 across 24 incidents in the Gulf of Guinea in 2020,according to Dryad  Global , an... Read more
Cleric Urges Nigerians to Turn Socio- economic Problems to Message
Dr Popoola (Right), Pastor, Divine Favour Prayer Assembly Ministries,Mowe,Ogun State.     A cleric,Dr.Tayo Popoola has charged Nigerians to turn a messy socio-economic and political problems confronting the nation occasioned by COVID-19 to a message. Ministering  on Sunday at  a  special prophetic service with the theme: “40 days to... Read more
Covid-19: Global Shipping Bodies Task Jeff Bezos on 400,000 Stranded Seafarers
  The leaders of the major shipping bodies are calling on the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to take a stand for the seafarers stranded at sea due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions. It is estimated that around 400,000 seafarers have been stuck on ships way beyond their contracts, unable... Read more
Boxship Runs Aground after Hitting Grounded Vessel off Indonesia
A containership identified as Cyprus-registered Tina I ran aground in the Singapore Strait on Sunday, November 22 after hitting an Iranian vessel grounded in the area since May. The 2004-built Tina I rammed into the stern of the 2008-built Shahraz,  a boxship controlled by Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping... Read more
New Portal to Help Ports Better Understand Ship-based Emissions Out
Maritime risk management organization ,RightShip and the Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA) have developed a Maritime Emissions Portal (MEP) that will provide emissions inventory data to ports around the world. The product has been tested with the Pilbara Ports Authority. The development of the new portal comes after... Read more
Local Authorities Rescue 3 Seafarers Kidnapped off Nigerian Waters
Three seamen, kidnapped from the Togo-flagged bunkering vessel, Stelios K ,which was boarded last week by a group of pirates, while en route to Lagos in Nigeria,  have been rescued, according  to Dryad Global, a UK based security  organization It was gathered that after the attack, the local authorities... Read more
Deep Blue Project: Proposed Assets Deployment , New Dawn for Maritime- NIMASA DG
 L-R: Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd); Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh; during an inspection of maritime security assets, in Lagos.    ... Read more
Fresh Fears over ANLCA Crisis as NECOM Vows to Elect New Board Soon
By Shola Fadeyi       L-R: National President, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Hon. Tony Iju Nwabunike, his Vice, Dr Kayode Farinto and Prince Ozo Chukwura at a media parley, held by the Association in Lagos yesterday ,on the Road  Map to peaceful resolution of the... Read more
Ship owners Order $26.7bn Worth of 532 Vessels In 2020 , as Requests Crash by 41%
Ordering of new ships in 2020 has decreased by 41 percent when compared to the same period in 2019, according to  data from UK-based vessel valuation agency VesselsValue . According to a chart listing this year’s ordering patterns, a total of 532 ships have been ordered so far this... Read more
Burnt Head Office: MD , LCM Visits NPA , Donates Photocopiers, Computer Accessories
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (left) recently played host to  the Managing Director, Lagos Channel Management (LCM), Segev Mendelson when he visited   to commiserate  with the Authority on the damage inflicted on NPA Headquarters by unknown persons.He  donated computer accessories and photocopiers    ... Read more