Nigeria vows to free sailors from Swiss pirate attack ship

Nigerian authorities on Monday said they were working to find and free 12 crew members of a Swiss-registered cargo ship who were kidnapped by sea pirates at the weekend. The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said it had “commenced search (and) rescue operations” for the abducted crew from the MV Glarus. The ship
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Oil major Shell shut-in the Trans Ramos pipeline which feeds into Nigeria’s Forcados oil export terminal, to clean up crude oil spilled from a ruptured section, it said late-Sunday. “The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited…has recovered over 95% of spilled oil from the recent spill incidents on sections of the Trans Ramos Pipeline
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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has suspended the shipping services of Maersk Line, Cosco Shipping and two other shipping firms for ten days, effective from July 14. Namely, the Danish and Chinese shipping giants, along with APS and Lansal, were served the suspension after an investigation by NPA showed that the companies failed to comply with the directive
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Cooperation amongst various government agencies can be key to achieving maximum maritime security enforcement. This was the theme running through the latest national table-top exercise on maritime security, held in Lagos, Nigeria (14-16 March). Representatives from various government agencies which form the national implementation committee for the International ship and Port Facilities Security (ISPS) Code
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When the bell that ushered in the year, 2017, started to toll, there were indications that the final investment decision, FID, would be taken on Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, trains seven and eight. The reasons were not far fetched. First, the management of NLNG Limited had tried to eliminate the hurdles that stood between the
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The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has commended Nigeria for ranking third among member countries in data submission. Dr Omar Ibrahim, OPEC Governor for Nigeria disclosed this at the OPEC Data Management Training Workshop in Abuja, on Monday. He said Nigeria has done well in the provision of credible data in the Oil and
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A total of 754 vessels dumped the eastern ports in the country within a period of three years due to shallow depth and pirate attacks, LEADERSHIP’s investigations have revealed. The eastern ports comprise Calabar, Onne, Delta and Rivers ports, all in the restive Niger Delta region. The ports, it was observed, are the shortest distances
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Royal Dutch Shell will expand deepwater output and turn a profit from its shale production in coming years as both together will help the oil major cope with a world of low crude prices, the head of its oil and gas production said. Shell’s deepwater production in Brazil, Nigeria, the Gulf of Mexico is much
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West Africa: Cameroon: Suspected robber boards merchant vessel in Douala port 21 January According to a late report, a suspected robber boarded a merchant vessel berthed at Douala port at 0200 hrs local time. The officer of the watch reportedly spotted the intruder, raised the alarm and sought assistance from local naval personnel. The intruder
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