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NIMASA shuts jetties in Port Harcourt, Calabar over non-compliance with ISPS Code

Ag. Director-General of NIMASA, Mr Haruna Baba Jauro


The Nigerian Maritime Administration and
Safety Agency (NIMASA) has shut two different jetties in Port Harcourt and
Calabar for failure to comply with the International Ship and Port Facility Security(ISPS)

 This is contained in a statement on Friday in
Lagos by the Head of Public Relations of NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, and made
available to newsmen.


The statement named the affected jetties
as the Magcobar Manufacturing Limited
at Reclamation Road Port Harcourt and Shoreline Logistics Limited at Old NPA Port, Marina Road Calabar.


It said NIMASA carried out the exercise
pursuant to its powers as the Designated Authority (DA) for implementation of
the ISPS Code.


According to the statement, both facilities
reportedly failed to comply with the provisions of the code after repeated
warnings in that regard.


NIMASA, in a bid to ensure 100 per cent
compliance with the provisions of the code, had instituted stringent measures
against defaulting facilities, the statement read.


It said the action became necessary  considering 
NIMASA’s  efforts  to attain its present position of over 80 per
cent compliance with the nation’s 129 facilities.


The statement indicated that the shut
facilities would remain closed until their managers corrected the identified
deficiencies and paid a prescribed fine.


Recall that NIMASA, in a similar
exercise last week, had shut the Obat Oil and Petroleum Limited Jetty at Ibafon
over non-compliance with the ISPS code.


The statement said NIMASA would continue
the exercise, to ensure achievement of 100 per cent compliance to guarantee the
security of ships and port facilities especially in a period when terrorists’
activities had heightened



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