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NIMASA inaugurates panel to review ship registration

NIMASA inaugurates panel to review ship registration

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Anna Okon

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has inaugurated a committee to review the activities and operations of the Nigerian Ship Registration Office to ensure that things are done according to international best practices.

While inaugurating the committee in Lagos on Tuesday on the sidelines of the presentation of the 2018 Maritime Industry Forecast, the Director-General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, said that the committee’s job was to examine the status of the ship registry in line with international best practices.

He explained that it was also to ascertain that the ship registration processes were of the same operational expectations with other global ship registries.

“The committee will also determine the level of automation of the Nigerian Ship Registration Office; advise and recommend improvements that can be carried out in the ship registration office and assess and determine other jurisdictions with more advanced registries with which NIMASA can establish reciprocal relationship,” he stated.

The committee is headed by Emmanuel Ilori, with Agbaminoja Peter serving as secretary, while Nwoko Desmond is the assistant secretary.

The Chief Executive Officer, Marine Platforms Limited, Taofik Adegbite, was appointed as a member of the committee along with others.

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