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Gulf of Guinea Focus Week 32


NIMASA hands over floating dock site to technical partners
NIMASA hands over floating dock site to technical partners

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has handed over a leased site at the Continental Shipyard Limited (CSL) for its floating to the technical partners, Melsmore. The technical partners are to liaise with NPA in finalising site management, which include risk assessment in preparation to move the modular floating dock to CSL for the commencement of full operations. NIMASA and the technical partners also agreed to invite manufacturers of the floating dock, Damen Shipyard to join in recommissioning the facility while site preparations are ongoing.


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https://shipsandports.com.ng/nimasa-hands-over-floating-dock-site-to-technical-partners/




Why Nigerian Nay is adopting Artificial Intelligence - CNS
Why Nigerian Nay is adopting Artificial Intelligence - CNS

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Emmanuel Ogalla, has said that the Nigerian Navy will leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies to enhance its operational activities. Ogalla said this during the presentation of a paper by navy participants of National Defence College (NDC) Course 31, entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Ship Maintenance: Strategic Options for the Nigerian Navy by 2035”. The CNS said that the use of AI was significantly transforming the maritime industry, adding that the Nigerian Navy was embracing it to improve the availability of ships towards enhancing operational effectiveness. He added that ships were increasingly becoming sophisticated with advancements in technology and the incorporation of AI and other emerging technologies in their construction.


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https://nairametrics.com/2023/08/11/why-nigerian-navy-is-adopting-artificial-intelligence-cns/




On NIMASA’s Ratified Conventions and the much Sought after SPOMO Act
On NIMASA’s Ratified Conventions and the much Sought after SPOMO Act

Between 2020 and 2023, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has brought the country to speed in the maritime world with ratification of six conventions. Under the Dr Bashir Yusuf Jamoh-led Management NIMASA in the last three years have doubled Nigeria’s momentum for a viable blue economy that seeks to harness maritime potentials for economic sustainability and growth. While Jamoh’s implementation drive has earned Nigeria some accolades, it is noteworthy that a lot couldn’t have been achieved without reliable legal backing either as legislations or international conventions which Nigeria acceded to.


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https://shippingposition.com.ng/on-nimasas-ratified-conventions-and-the-much-sought-after-spomo-act/




We remain committed to fight against insecurity, oil theft — Navy
We remain committed to fight against insecurity, oil theft — Navy

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla has assured Nigerian Navy’s commitments to fight insecurity and crude oil theft in the Niger Delta region. Ogalla made this known in Onitsha while addressing journalists after an inspection of facilities at the Naval Outpost, Onitsha as part of his tour of units and establishments of the Nigeria Navy. He noted that the tour of units and establishments of the Nigerian Navy had become imperative to assess the situation on ground, with a view to finding out strategies on how to improve on their operations.


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https://shipsandports.com.ng/we-remain-committed-to-fight-against-insecurity-oil-theft-navy/




Capsized Seplat rig operating illegally since 2016 — NIMASA
Capsized Seplat rig operating illegally since 2016 — NIMASA

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said that the Ill-fated Drilling Rig, Majestic Rig, that capsized at Ovhor in Warri, Delta State has been operating on Nigerian waters since 2016 without requisite approvals. In a statement signed by NIMASA Assistant Director, Public Relations, Edward Osagie, the agency said it has dispatched a team comprising of Search and Rescue and marine accident investigation officers to the scene of the incident.


For further information please check the link below:


https://tribuneonlineng.com/capsized-seplat-rig-operating-illegally-since-2016-nimasa/

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