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Amaechi and his phantom €400m maritime security equipment

At the commissioning ceremony of the long delayed maritime security equipment purchased by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency…

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Nigeria needs Coast Guard to end piracy, says ex-NPA General Manager

A former General Manager at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Christopher Abiodun Borha has said that piracy and other maritime…

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MSC Fleet Oiler Rescues Crew of Sinking Freighter in Gulf of Aden

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE On June 7, a U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command fleet oiler rescued the crew of an…

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Buhari: Goods will now move by rail from Apapa to Ibadan

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday inaugurated the commercial operations of Lagos-Ibadan railway at the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station, Ebute Meta, Lagos….

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Buhari commissions Nigeria’s ambitious N80bn maritime security assets

President Muhammadu Buhari flanked by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi (right) and one of his security aides during the…

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IMO Calls for Redoubled Efforts to Combat West African Piracy

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE The global maritime community is calling for enhanced efforts to tackle the rising menace of piracy…

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Study: In Nigeria, Illegal Fishing is Linked With Crime and Piracy

BY IFESINACHI OKAFOR-YARWOOD AND SAYRA VAN DEN BERG BHAGWANDAS Like most countries in West Africa, Nigeria’s coastal waters contain diverse…

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FEC approves N18bn for Kano, Calabar free trade zones

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N18.1 billion for the development of infrastructure at the nation’s…

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Iran’s Largest Naval Ship Burns and Sinks in the Gulf of Oman

Iranian navl ship sinkingKharg sinking – Fars News Agency (CCBYA4 License)PUBLISHED JUN 2, 2021 1:57 PM BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE…

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Sailors receive COVID-19 vaccination at U.S. ports

International ship crews arriving at the Port of Long Beach and neighboring Port of Los Angeles have received COVID-19 vaccinations…

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We’re a few metres from the quay, Amaechi speaks on Apapa port rail

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said on Sunday that the connection of the naion’s premiere port, the Lagos…

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Freight forwarders endorse review of charges by PTML

Freight forwarding associations at the Ports and Terminal Multipurpose Limited (PTML) Terminal, Tin Can Island Port Complex, Lagos, have expressed…

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World’s Largest Crane Vessels Meet for Removal of North Sea Platform

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE One of the largest topside removal projects of its kind is beginning in the North Sea…

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Customs deliberately sabotaged scanners, says Global Scan MD

The Managing Director, Global Scan Systems Limited, Fred Udechukwu, has accused the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) of deliberately sabotaging scanning…

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NIMASA DG asks EFCC to investigate alleged N1.5tr fraud

The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, has petitioned the Economic and Financial…

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NSC threatens to expose corrupt government officials at seaport

Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has threatened to name and shame government officials demanding bribe and frustrating the joint boarding of…

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Reps flay Customs for mismanaging 22 scanners

The House of Representatives has expressed anger over $120 million 22 cargo scanners purchased by the Federal Government but were…

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Court authorises Suez Canal to hold onto Ever Given

An Egyptian court on Sunday rejected a complaint by the Japanese owner of a container ship that blocked traffic in…

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Security agencies hunt for man who tried to blackmail NIMASA DG over false fraud allegation

Security agencies are on the trail of a social media troll named Jackson Ude for trying to blackmail the Director…

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{Video} Demonstration of Autonomous Vessel Operations

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries conducted demonstration tests for its new unmanned surface vessel. Autonomous and…

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Agreement Between Switzerland and Nigeria Ends 3-Year Tanker Detention

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE Swiss authorities announced that they have completed an agreement for the release of a Swiss product…

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National Maritime Day: A Year to Remember and a Day to Look Forward

BY JAMES L. HAMILTON On National Maritime Day, in addition to honoring mariner heroes from 1776 forward, I also like…

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China expels U.S. warship from South China Sea

China said on Thursday an American warship had illegally entered its territorial waters in the South China Sea and was…

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Navy launches fresh offensive against oil thieves

The Nigerian Navy said it has intercepted about 128,612 barrels of crude oil valued at about N2,598,219,624 and 15,317,150 litres…

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Indian Navy begins search for 80 missing at sea after devastating cyclone

The Indian Navy mounted a massive air and sea rescue mission on Tuesday for 81 missing oil workers and crew…

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Philippines bans international crew change for vessels arriving from seven countries

The Philippines has joined a growing list of countries that is banning crew change for foreign seafarers vessels that have…

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Navy’s new survey vessel arrives Nigeria

Nigerian Navy’s newest offshore survey vessel, NNS LANA, yesterday afternoon, arrived Nigeria. The ship was received at the Nigerian Navy…

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How NPA is systematically destroying its PR unit

Last month, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) announced the appointment of Olaseni Alakija as the new General Manager in charge…

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NPA accounts had discrepancies, inconsistencies, says ex-board member

A former Senator and former board member of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Senator Binta Masi Garba has said that…

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Why are Bills of Lading Issued in Sets of Three?

BY PHILIP TEOH Original bills of lading are normally issued in identical sets of three. The master can act by…

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