The move is aimed at enhancing capacity development; to grow the Nigerian maritime sector.
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The MoU which provides a framework for NIMASA and the Korean Coast Guard is to develop, Coordinate and Monitor the implementation of Maritime Security and Safety between both organisations.
A communique calling for the transformation of Yaoundé Code of Conduct (YCC) into a binding convention for better coordination and optimal benefit to the member countries, was issued at the end of the meeting organised in partnership with NIMASA and the Inter-Regional Coordination Centre (ICC).
Jamoh, who sought and got an exclusive audience with the IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, explained Nigeria’s preparedness to be elected alongside 39 other member countries of the organization into its main decision-making organ.
Shell said it actively supports the Natural Gas Expansion Programme of the Federal Government introduced in 2020.
President Buhari stated this on Friday in his Independence Day speech to commemorate Nigeria’s 61st anniversary.
Dr. Jamoh made the assertion when he received Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Hon. Emmanuel Jime, who led a delegation from the council on a courtesy visit to NIMASA at the agency’s headquarters in Lagos.
This was contained in its recently released second Quarter (Q2) 2021 report on the global reduction of piracy in 27 years in Nigeria, including the GoG region.
The surveillance facility incorporates various sensors located along the nation’s enormous coastline.
Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Kitack Lim said the country had made important contributions to the fight against piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea maritime domain, foremost among them the recent launch of the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also called the Deep Blue Project.
A joint statement by NIMASA, the Nigerian Navy, and ICC Yaoundé said GOG-MCF/SHADE, which was purposed to facilitate shared awareness and deconfliction of activities in the Gulf of Guinea, “will be open to all GOG countries with similar capacities to join on a voluntary basis.”
In a letter addressed to Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, IMO specifically highlighted NIMASA’s contribution to the war against piracy and maritime crimes in the region, including facilitation of the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences (SPOMO) Act, 2019, and initiation of the Deep Blue Project.
According to the police, the suspects have penchant for kidnapping sailors and terrorising seafarers traveling along the Gulf of Guinea and Bayelsa and Rivers States.
The participating countries are the US, France, Italy, Brazil and Gulf of Guinea countries, including Angola, Benin, Cameroon and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Nigeria also handed over 51 crew members, including 48 Ghanians and three South Koreans, to the Governments of Ghana and Korea respectively.
The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government through the Attorney General of the Federation to prosecute pirates and armed bandits operating in the Gulf of Guinea and Nigeria’s internal waters.
The President made the request during a bilateral meeting between the Nigerian delegation and Japanese officials, led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on the margins of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).
The Federal Government has solicited the cooperation of Russia to eliminate the Boko Haram insurgents from Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin countries.
A Danish shipping company said Tuesday that a container vessel it has chartered has been attacked off the coast of Nigeria, and 11 crew members were missing.
Represented by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, in Lagos while declaring open a two-day conference organised by the Nigerian Navy to mark its 62nd anniversary, Buhari called for an appraisal of multinational approaches to enhance maritime security in the Gulf.