NIMASA rolls out new strategies

Battle against piracy and maritime crime sees new plans.

Maritime security: NIMASA rolls out strategies to combat oil theft, sea-related crimes

In a bid to further secure the nation’s maritime domain and stem the tide of piracy, armed robbery, illegal bunkering and other illegalities at sea, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has come up with several strategic plans.

Top on the list of these strategic plans is the collaboration between the agency and other government agencies. Consequently, in addition to the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Navy, the Patrick Akpobolokemi-led management of NIMASA recently signed an MoU with the Nigerian Air Force to utilise the constant air surveillance in safeguarding the nation’s maritime domain.

The agency also adopted public-private partnership (PPP) model to enhance maritime safety capabilities in the provision of fast intervention boats and aircraft.

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