NIMASA domesticates 5 IMO laws

IMO laws adopted to improve standards.

NIMASA domesticates 5 IMO laws to improve safety of ships at sea

Determined to improve the safety of ships calling the nation’s seaports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has taken a major step towards concluding the process of domesticating five International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) regulatory instruments with the submission of the instrument of assent in London recently.

The instruments include the Safety of Lives at Sea Protocol 1988 (as amended); the Marine Pollution MARPOL Protocol of 1997; the Protocol of 2005 to the Suppression of Unlawful Acts (SUA) Convention 1988; Protocol of 1988 to the SUA Convention Against Fixed Platforms on the Continental Shelf and the Protocol of 1988 to the International Convention on Load Lines. This was achieved through the collaboration of NIMASA being the focal point of all IMO conventions in Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Transport (FMOT).

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