|The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority
(NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman commissioning the newly-built MV Osanyamo, owned by STARZ
Investment Company Limited.
The Managing Director of the
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has implored the private
sector to take advantage of the enabling environment created by the Muhammadu
Buhari administration and invest in the nation’s Maritime sector.
the weekend shortly before she commissioned the new acquired MV OSANYAMO, owned
by Starzs Investment Limited.
testament to the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to
the improvement of the Nigerian economy, not just by diversification but by
providing the enabling environment for the private sector to invest more in the
country,” she said.
the development of the Maritime industry in the country, the introduction of MV
OSANYAMO has the capacity for oil exploration and production in Nigeria. Said
to be the largest Damen ASD Tug range till date, the ASD Tug 5114 model vessel
is purpose built to assist in tanker lifting operations alongside FPSOs in the
Gulf of Guinea,” she added.
“at 52.3 meters length, displacing 800 tonnes, a 268sqm deck space, at 5 tonnes
load per m, 2 large fuel and water tanks; with transfer capability of 115
tonnes astern and 110 tonnes ahead, two main ABC16 DZC engines delivering
6,700kw powering twin kort nozzle thrusters manufactured by Schottel and
additional capabilities like fire-fighting and oil recovery, the MV OSANYAMO is
state-of-the-art tug, being a highly maneuverable vessel, fully equipped, for
Investment Limited for the feat and epoch making initiative, the Managing
Director reiterated the commitment of the NPA at all investors in the nation’s
maritime sector, stressing that “Together, we can work to make the sector the
pride of Nigeria and the African continent as a whole.”
commended the Starzs Investment Limited for its commitment to the Nigerian
Content requirement of the Federal Government to the extent that it can boast
of a 100 percent Nigerian crew on its entire fleet of vessels.
Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who christened the boat also commended Starzs Investment
Limited for the Landmark.
the historic event were the former Managing Director, Chief Adebayo Sarumi,
Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB),
Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, Managing Director, Total E&P, Mr. Nicolas