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By Lateef Oladimeji Kareem
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), has said it would not recognize certificates issued by any of the private maritime academies it does not accredit.
This came few months after the Nigerian Association of Master Mariners (NAMM) declared private maritime academies in Nigeria illegal over non-accreditation by the apex maritime regulatory body.
A document released by the agency and obtained exclusively by SHIPS & PORTS DAILY stated that the agency would not recognize any certificate issued by the maritime academies not accredited by it.
According to the document, “In pursuance of the international convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) 1978 as amended and the Merchant Shipping Act 2007 which aimed to promote safety of lives and property at sea and protection of training, certification and watch keeping for seafarers, NIMASA is committed to the maintenance of the highest seafarer training examination and certification standards and will therefore take action necessary to ensure that this commitment is met.
“As part of the measure towards the maintenance of standards in training, examination and certification, the Agency recently concluded the reappraisal of approved training institutions and centres in Nigeria.”
The recognized maritime training institution according to NIMASA are the:
1. Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, No. 4, College Road, P.M.B 1089,Oron, Akwa Ibom State,Nigeria.
C.M.S. Bus Stop,Outer Marina,Lagos. Nigeria
+234 903 255 2144
Mon to Fri 8am to 4pm
2. Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, 2 Wilmot Point Road, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos,
3. Chalkins Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre, KM 4, East West Road (After Jephtah College) Ozuoba, Port Harcourt
Nigeria. Telephone: +234 (0) 7036261006 FAX: +1 0123-4567-8900, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
4. Elkins Marine Training International Nigeria Ltd., KM 3 Owerri – Port Harcourt Road, Avu Junction, Owerri, Imo
State. E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mobile: +234 (0)8-033034202
5. Joe Marine Institute, Behind Custom Barracks Road, 39th Street, Plot 10, DDPA Housing Estate, Airport Road,
Effurun. Delta State. Tell: (+234) 07055151085,08053095168 Email: email@example.com
6. Coastal Maritime Academy, 15b, Awolowo Road, EFCC Bus Stop, Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria.
6. Tolmann Allied Services, Plot
7B, Trans-Amadi Industrial
Layout, Mothercat Junction, Port
7. Matral Maritime Training Centre,
Plot 366, Eko Akete Road Amuwo
Odofin, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: +234 (0) 8085941562
Mobile: +234 (0) 9090736559
8. Izisco Obos Institute Of
Maritime Studies, Warri,Delta
9. Falck Prime Atlantic.Lagos
Office Address: 9, Younis
Bashorun Street, Victoria
Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Mobile Phone: +234 (0) 809-992-
9315, +234 (0) 817-458-5844,
+234 (0) 817-984-6056
The agency warned that only maritime institutions stated above are recognized and accredited by the agency to offer maritime education and training in line with the provision of the NIMASA Act 2007 and the STCW Convention.Follow Us On Social Media