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ISPS Code: 31 Nigerian ports, jetties not safe ? NIMASA

THE Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has revealed that 31 ports and jetties in Nigeria are currently not yet compliant to the International Ships and Facilities Security (ISPS) code.

The ISPS Code is an international document implemented through Special measures to enhance maritime security in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). The Code is a two-part document describing minimum requirements for security of ships and ports.

Speaking during a World Press Briefing held in Lagos on Tuesday, Peterside revealed that Nigeria currently has an ISPS Code compliance level of almost 80%. According to him, “We have intensified NIMASA’s drive to ensure strict compliance with the provision of the ISPS Code.

Source: Nigerian Tribune