Nigeria: Onne port is still not safe

ISPS code: Onne port is still not safe — Capt Omotesho

Tokunbo Oloke

A former Consultant to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on maritime, Captain Abiodun Omotesho, has bemoaned the continued placement of Onne Port, Rivers State, on Security Level 2, saying that the cost was enormous to the country as far as the issue of International Ships & Ports Security Code is concerned.

Speaking at a one-day seminar, organised by the Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria (MARAN), on the implementation of the International Ships & Ports Security (ISPS) Code in Nigeria, Omotesho said the consistent emphasis of the oil and gas hub on Security Level 2 of the ISPS Code was having an adverse multiplier effect on the economy of the country, while also creating apprehension among shipping lines and crew.

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