The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has started seizing vessels for violating provisions of the Cabotage Law. “This is the time for the Federal Government to give the necessary support to NIMASA and see to the implementation of the Cabotage Act. of the Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act, and the Guidelines for its Does the Cabotage Act require a ship to be Nigerian-flagged before it can.

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Before the release of the Presidential order, NIMASA came up with a marine notice which stated that we would nigetia zero tolerance for any waiver at all. Clerk to the National Assembly 23 rd day of April See What Everyone is Watching.

Apart from the above, the most glaring indices of failure of the Cabotage Act is the depleted bottoms that Nigeria now has, the mass of unemployed seafarers, the prevalence of foreign interests qct our coastal shipping, especially as it concerns rendering of services in the oil and gas sector and in line with the Local Content Act.

The Act in section three had stated: Section 5 is repealed. Any person who without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a requirement made, or direction given, by an enforcement officer under this act commits offence and shall on conviction if it is an individual, be liable to a fine not less than N, Suspension, cancellation and variation of Licence. The four pillars are that: A license issued pursuant to section 15 to a foreign vessel shall set out the avt of time for which it is valid, which period shall not exceed one 1 year or the term of any certificate or the document referred to in section 15 1 e provided that the license term shall not in any circumstance exceed one year.


When an offence is committed by a vessel under sections 3,4,5,6 and 21 on more than one day or is continued by the vessel for more than one day, it shall be deemed to be a separate offence for each day on which the offence is committed or continued.

Cabotage Act And Development of Nigerian Maritime

Liability of ship owners, companies and officers. The following is published as Supplement to this Gazette. Application to Foreign Vessels. The Minister shall immediately after the commencement of this Act, establish and publish the criteria and guidelines for the issuance of licenses under this Act.

The beneficiaries of the fund shall be Nigerian citizens and shipping companies wholly owned by Nigerians.

Where it is deemed expedient to grant a license in conformity with the provision of this Act, the Minister shall impose a tariff on the vessel as a condition for granting the waiver. Savings as to Court Proceedings.

In this Act. Even though we acknowledge the new initiative of NIMASA, we are of the opinion that the Cabotae died on arrival after it was given to people who had no idea of what their mandate as far as Cabotage Act is concerned.

About Us Contact Us Advertise. Tariff on Licence The Cabotage Office registers all types of vessel engaged in the inland waterways trade in accordance to: For those who care to ask: Navigation in Inland Waters 7.

Any person engaged in the business of employing vessels for the domestic coastal trade shall specify and publish all the requirements to be satisfied with respect to the employment of vessels. Power of enforcement Officers. The Tide Newspaper is the most respected source of news and information for readers in Nigeriawith the latest stories on politics and current affairs, business and technology, sports, culture and the arts, as well as the popular citylife supplement, with nightlife news, restaurant reviews and top events.

Much Ado About Cabotage Act And Its Implementation | ShippingPosition Online

Cabotage vessels must be wholly -owned by Nigerians; they must be registered in Nigeria, must be crewed by Nigeria and Nigerian shipyards must build and repair Cabotage vessels. Any vessel registered, granted a licence or permit in accordance with the provisions of this Act shall be deleted from the registry where it is determined that. Cabotage Vessel financing Fund It must be put in focus that the Cabotage Act came to existence because of the need to gradually encourage the Nigerian maritime indigenous operators to actively participate in shipping business, but several years after, the people for which it is intended are still crying foul, which simply means that there is a crack in the law itself.


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Nigeria tells oil companies to plan for strict enforcement of Cabotage Act

This Act was published in. Major Issues That Shaped Has Cabotage impacted on Nigeria as a whole? Order for granting of waiver.

Waiver on Nigerian built vessels. I certify that this Bill has been carefully compared by me with the decision reached by the National Assembly and found by me to be true and correct decision of the Houses and is in accordance with the provisions of the Acts Authentication Act Cap. It became obvious that the Cabotage Act has given impetus to indigenous maritime operators to become conscious of their rights as well as to enforce it for the overall development of Indigenous flagships, as against the maritime dominated by foreign flagships.