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In view of a recent development within Nigeria’s Maritime space where a localVessel (name withheld) was used as Loiter/Platform to temporary hold foreign armed security personal on escort of a Container Vessel (Name withheld) and subsequent arrest of the crew and armed guards on the loiter, MASPAN will like to advise members and the international shipping community that the Association is closely monitoring events as to its conclusion in order to continue to provide guidance MASPAN is actively engaging with local authorities with a view to providing unambiguous guidelines to shipping on the position of the law and the Nigerian state [...]
Earlier this week, the President terminated a new defence procurement contract initiated by the members of his cabinet over allegations of fraud. The contract, signed off by the Federal Executive Council in December 2017, would have seen the contractor, HSLi, net $195 million in exchange for an undisclosed number of special mission aircraft, special mission helicopters and 12 fast intervention vessels for the Nigerian Navy. The Guardian later reported that the contract would see Nigeria acquire 3 helicopters, 3 aircraft, 3 big battle-ready ships, 12 vessels & 20 amphibious cars to secure Nigerian waters. The deal was midwived by Nigeria’s transport [...]
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi on Monday said the Federal Government has approved the award of a security contract valued at $195 million (about N60 billion) to an Israeli firm, HLSI Security Systems and Technologies, to procure security equipment and train Nigerian security personnel to tackle crimes on the nation’s waterways. Ameachi, who disclosed this in Lagos at an event to mark this year’s World Maritime Day with the theme ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’, said the contract will commence in December and run for three years after which the firm will hand over to Nigerian security personnel. He said the [...]
Vessel Name: FWN Rapide IMO number: 9320520. Nationality: Netherlands GRT: 7767 NRT: 3856. Departed Takoradi on 19th and ETA Bonny fairway buoy is 1000hrs of 21st April 2018. Incident: It was reported that a vessels missed RV with her escort boat and lost communication, prompting the local Agent to contact the Nigeria Navy. As at 2120hrs 21 Apr 18, the missing vessel was observed to be at anchor at Lat 03 41' 39''N Long 006 54' 37''E 40.3nm SW BONNY FWB by the NN and relay to one of her patrol vessel to RV and report. As at 22nd April 2018, the NN is alongside the vessel [...]