Thursday, 26 October 2017

SAFETY AT SEA: NIMASA TO ENFORCE STRICT OBSERVANCE TO REGULATIONS As IMO Commends Agency’s Regional Search and Rescue Coordination


The Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Mr. Ahmed Gambo who Represented the Director General of NIMASA, the Regional Coordinator, West and Central Africa-Anglophone, Technical Cooperation Division, IMO, Capt. Dallas Laryea who represented the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Mr. Kitack Lim, with other participants at the 4th Regional Technical Search and Rescue Committee meeting holding in Lagos

The Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has restated the Agency’s commitment towards the enforcement of strict safety regulations at sea, in order to ensure the protection of Marine Environment and Safety of assets.

The DG who made this assurance during the opening of the ongoing 4th Regional Technical Search and Rescue Committee meeting in Lagos, said that the establishment of an Emergency Service Division which is entrusted with the responsibility of rendering Search and Rescue Services to vessels and mariners in distress within the Nigerian territorial waters is a major accomplishment for the Agency.Read more »

Friday, 20 October 2017

NLNG TAX HOLIDAY JUDGEMENT: NIMASA FILES APPEAL …Wants court to stop NLNG from enforcing judgment.


The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has appealed the judgment of the Federal High Court Lagos in the matter between Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), Attorney General of the Federation, Global West Vessels Specialists Ltd and NIMASA.

The Agency filed the appeal with an application to stay the execution of the judgment and restrain NLNG, pending the determination of the appeal. The appeal and stay was filed even before receiving the Certified True Copy of the judgment 14 days after the judgment was delivered in line with legal provisions. This proactive step of the Agency was taken to forestall any negative action, yet the NLNG ignored this court action and commenced a media trial.Read more »

Tuesday, 17 October 2017



In line with its vision to enhance regional integration to develop capacity, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghanaian Maritime Authority, GMA.

At the official signing of the MoU at the Nigerian Maritime Resource Development Centre in Lagos, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside noted that intra-African collaboration is a vital requirement for Africans to effectively harness the natural potentials that the Blue economy represent for the continent.

In his words” African countries must cooperate to solve challenges peculiar to the continent. All maritime nations on the African continent have comparative advantage in different areas, and only collaboration will ensure that we complement each other, thus ensuring that the maritime sector contribute effectively to the growth of the continent”.Read more »

Monday, 16 October 2017

BLUE ECONOMY; WORLD’S FASTEST GROWING SECTOR- NIMASA DG. …Charges Nigerian Investors to Take Opportunity.


Picture 1: The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside (Center) and other discussants at the 23rd Nigerian Economic summit which held in Abuja recently.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr.Dakuku Peterside has charged Nigerians to key into the opportunities afforded by the Blue economy stating that it is the fastest growing sector in the world with enormous business potentials.

The DG who made this known recently at the 23rd Nigerian Economic summit themed "Opportunities, Productivity and Employment: Actualizing the Economy Recovery and Growth Plan" said that with the length of the nation’s coastline and the attendant volume of maritime trade, Nigeria is at an advantage of developing the blue economy and stakeholders have to actively participate to reap the benefits of the sector.

According to Dr. Peterside, “developing the blue economy is paramount across the globe now, and the public and private sector have to collaborate to sustainably harness the potentials of our maritime sector for the benefit of the Nigerian economy especially as the Federal Government continues the economic diversification drive”
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Friday, 6 October 2017

New Marine Notice and Procurement Adverts Available

New #Marine Notice and #Procurement Adverts Available.
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NIMASA Institutes Essay Competition to Commemorate World Maritime Day


As part of activities marking the 2017 World Maritime Day Celebration, the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has approved the institution of an essay competition to commemorate the event.
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Tuesday, 3 October 2017


The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside has expressed the Agency’s dissatisfaction with the judgment of the Federal High Court by Justice M. B. Idris, delivered today in the case between NIMASA and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, (NLNG).

Consequently, Dr Dakuku has stated the Management’s intention to appeal the judgment. He noted that “the Agency’s Legal team are waiting for the certified true copy of the judgment which we will study and respond as appropriate”.

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NIMASA MEDICAL SERVICES: Self Breast Examination

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Monday, 2 October 2017


L-R: Chief of Naval Staff representative, Rear Admiral Sunday A.G. Ababa, Board Chairman NIMASA, General Jonathan India Garba, Director General, NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside and the House Committee Chairman on Maritime Safety and Education, Hon. Umar Mohamed Bago at the harmonized NIMASA Stakeholders Forum tagged: Synergy; An Instrument for Sustainable Development of the Blue Economy held at Eko Hotel, Lagos, Friday, September 29, 2017.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stressed the need for stakeholders to actively participate in the Nigerian maritime sector in order to support the growth of the country’s blue economy.
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