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)
Lagos by the Head of Public Relations of NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, and made
available to newsmen.
as the Magcobar Manufacturing Limited
jetty at Reclamation Road Port Harcourt and Shoreline Logistics Limited at Old NPA Port, Marina Road Calabar.
pursuant to its powers as the Designated Authority (DA) for implementation of
the ISPS Code.
reportedly failed to comply with the provisions of the code after repeated
warnings in that regard.
compliance with the provisions of the code, had instituted stringent measures
against defaulting facilities, the statement read.
NIMASA’s efforts to attain its present position of over 80 per
cent compliance with the nation’s 129 facilities.
facilities would remain closed until their managers corrected the identified
deficiencies and paid a prescribed fine.
exercise last week, had shut the Obat Oil and Petroleum Limited Jetty at Ibafon
over non-compliance with the ISPS code.
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.