April 19, 2024

Jamoh Lauds Nigerian Navy For Handing Over Vessel Violating IMO Regulation

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Base operation officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship, Delta (NNS, DELTA) Commander Samuel Musa handing over MT Sea Eunice to the District Surveyor, Central Zone of NIMASA, Engr. Joshua Oyadiran in Warri, Delta State


*Says NIMASA committed to inter-agency collaboration with the Nigerian Navy


By Frank Odinukaeze


The Nigerian Navy has handed over a Tanker vessel “MT Sea Eunice” which was arrested on August 11, 2022 to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA),even as the Director General of the agency,Dr Bashir Jamoh lauded the activities of the Nigerian Navy.
The vessel,”MT Eunice” is presently located along Escravos River, close to the Aroton community.

Speaking on the issue,the Base Operation Officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship, Delta (NNS, DELTA) Commander Samuel Musa stated that the vessel was constantly switching off her Automatic Identification System (AIS), which is a violation of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulation that NIMASA implements in Nigeria.

Reacting to this development, the NIMASA DG, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, OFR,who was represented by Engr. Joshua Oyadiran, the District Surveyor, Central Zone,NIMASA,lauded the Nigerian Navy for always being proactive in its operations and noted that NIMASA is committed to inter-agency collaboration with the Nigerian Navy.

His words “Let me use this opportunity to state that NIMASA and the Nigerian Navy are partners in progress, because without synergy we cannot realise our mandates. We will continue to work closely with the Nigerian Navy to strengthen the existing ties to ensure we keep our maritime environment safe and secured”
Engr. Joshua Oyadiran, who received the vessel on behalf of the Agency, further assured that investigations would be carried out in line with the mandate of the Agency.


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