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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This Act was published in. Offences against this Act.

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The Real Obstacle of Winning in Poker? Order for granting of waiver. Clerk to the National Assembly 23 rd day of April 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.

Carriage of Petroleum Products and Ancillary Services. Vessels with valid Licence Liability of ship owners, companies and officers. A vessel of whatever type or size shall not engage in domestic trading in the inland waters of Nigeria except as a vessel that is wholly owned by Nigerian citizens.

Duration of a waiver The minister shall immediately after the commencement of this Act issue regulations and guidelines which shall permit foreign owned vessels engaged in the domestic trade, a temporary registration in the Nigerian Registry, which registration shall cover the duration of the contract for which the vessels are employed.


Log into your account. Navigation in Inland Waters 7. Cabotage Vessel financing Fund.

The four pillars are that: Application to Foreign Vessels. Power of enforcement Officers.

Cabotage Law: NIMASA begins clamp down on non-compliant vessels

The Act in section three had stated: Licences, waivers on Board. Archive My Month December Date passed by Senate 6 th day of March Citizenship requirement for ship financing. The Minister may in times of economic crisis or national emergency, by order compel vessels registered under this Act, to provide essential services to sustain basic needs of people to fulfil existing multi-lateral agreements. Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act or any regulations made there under commits an offence and cabotaeg no conviction, where no specific penalty is prescribed thereof, be liable to a fine not less than N, Date passed by Senate.

For caotage who care to ask: Niheria of licence nigwria foreign vessels and conditions 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.

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, Restriction of Towage 5. This step taken as evidenced in the litigation clearly reveals the level of frustration of indigenes in the maritime operations in Nigeria by their foreign counterpart, as many of them merely operate like prostitutes, as they are often found hanging around the water side or offices where oil lifting contracts are awarded, in search for patronage that can keep them afloat.


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, Minister to issue guidelines on Licence. 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.

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Merchant Shipping Act ii. Jurisdiction over the matters and offence referred to in this Act lie with the Federal High Court. Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette. Fourteen years down the line, it is apt to ask the following questions: