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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Regulation 1 is repealed.

Acct 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. For comments and suggestions about our website: There lies our pessimism! Port Clearance to Vessels.

Date passed by Senate. Extract from Gazette No. Any vessel registered under this Nigerian Registry at the date of coming into force of this Act and who is over 15 years old shall continue to be eligible for participation in the coastal trade for a period of five years after the commence of this Act provided the vessel possesses a certificate of registry and a cabofage of seaworthiness from a aft classification Authority.

Merchant Shipping Manning Regulations. 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.

Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act

Waiver on manning requirement. Requisition of Vessels by Minister.

I certify, in accordance with section 2 1 of the Acts Authentication ActCap. Licences, waivers, approvals or permits referred to in this Act shall be carried on board the vessel at all times. Merchant Shipping Act ii. Leave this field blank. A foreign owned and foreign crewed vessels shall not participate niteria the domestic coastal trade without the license and authorization required by the provisions of this Act.

Ongoing road reconstruction opposite Area B police station. The provisions under this Act shall be enforced from the first anniversary of the day on which this Act comes into force, that is to say, 1 one year after the commencement date of this Act. Enforcement Unit and Officers. Date passed by Senate 6 th day of March Turn out in the case clearly justified the need to review the Cabotage law, which also could be referred to as the law of Coastal and Inland Shipping, which reserved the business of lifting or cabotsge of goods and passengers from one point to another within the country to Nigerian built, flagged and crew vessels.


Tactically admitting failure, NIMASA said the new strategy is aimed at actualising a successful coastal and inland trade regime in line with the full implementation of the Cabotage Act, Order for granting of waiver Vincent and Grenada was accused of using its vessel to transport petroleum products within the country, which is contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian Inland and Coastal Shipping Act The Cabotage act.

In the performance of his duties under this part, the minister shall take due care and carry out adequate investigation to ascertain the true ownership of vessels njgeria ship owning companies and shall issue guidelines for determination thereof which shall include.

Where the circumstances described in Sections apply, and the Minister has determined that a waiver be granted, the order for granting the waiver shall be. Newsletter Subscription Sign up for the latest, hotest maritime and shipping news updates!

Cabotage Act And Development of Nigerian Maritime

A vessel of whatever type or size shall not engage in domestic trading in the inland waters cabotagf Nigeria except as a vessel that is wholly owned by Nigerian citizens. This Act was published in.

The four pillars are that: Navigation in Inland Waters 7. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other laws, no port clearance shall be granted to a vessel engaged in domestic coastal shipping unless the owner, charterer, master or agent satisfies the proper customs or such other authority authorized to issue port clearance that the vessel is licensed to engage in domestic shipping or has the prescribed ngeria.

Regulations 1 2 is repealed. The Minister may on the receipt of an application grant a waiver to a duly registered vessel on the requirement for a vessel under this Act to be wholly manned by Nigerian citizens where he is satisfied that there is no qualified Nigerian officer or crew for the position specified in the application.

Mainstreaming The Niger Delta. Jurisdiction over the matters and offence referred to in this Act lie with the Federal High Court.

About Us Contact Us Advertise. Date passed by House of Representatives 12 th day of March Waiver on Nigerian built vessels. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons.

Cabotage Vessel financing Fund. Why Nigerians Need National Identification. In the case of any vessel that, immediately prior to the coming into force of this Act, is operating pursuant to a valid coastal trade license under the Merchant Shipping Act or Sea Fisheries Act, the provisions of this Act shall apply to that vessel in respect of any activity authorized to be performed by the license would otherwise have expired had this Act not come into force.


In pursuance of the success of Nigeria on maritime reforms, Nigeria made a bold attempt to change the face of maritime business within its coasts when it enacted the Coastal and Inland Shipping Cabotage ActThough designed to restrict foreign participation in Nigeria’s domestic coastal trade, nevertheless a lot of opportunities exist for foreign involvement.

Cabotage Act And Development of Nigerian Maritime – The Tide News Online

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica. According to its Director General; Dr Dakuku Peterside, it came up with the new approach so as to secure jobs for qualified Nigerians in the maritime sector. Minister to issue guidelines on Licence 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 Real Obstacle of Winning in Poker? A license issued pursuant to section 15 to a foreign vessel shall set out the period 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.

Before the release of the Presidential order, NIMASA came up with a marine notice which stated that we would have zero tolerance for any waiver at all. All of the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act and other relevant fabotage and regulations that are in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall, so far as qct are consistent with this Act continue to be in force.

Offences against this Act. To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here. Fourteen years down the line, it is apt to ask the following questions:

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