NIMASA moves to avert U.S. sanction

The management of NIMASA on Wednesday assured all stakeholders of its resolve to ensure port facility owners/operators comply with International Ship and Port Facility Security code.

NIMASA moves to avert U.S. sanction over alleged port insecurity

The management of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Wednesday assured all stakeholders especially the international community of its resolve to ensure port facility owners/operators comply with International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently gave Nigeria 90-day ultimatum, which expires at the end of this month to improve on its maritime security or risk sanction.

According to the USCG, failure to comply may lead to stoppage of sail of vessels from the United States of America to Nigeria.

Speaking in Lagos, Director-General of NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, explained that the agency has “taken up the challenge in ensuring that the country does not suffer the embarrassment of such sanctions as contained in the report”.

He explained that an action has been developed and immediately activated to aggressively close the reported gaps.

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Source: The Guardian Nigeria.

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