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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Date passed by Senate 6 th day of March Where the circumstances cxbotage in Sections apply, and the Minister has determined that a waiver be granted, the order for granting the waiver shall be. Read cabotagge original article on Vanguard. 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 and ship owning companies and shall issue guidelines for determination thereof which shall include.

Merchant Shipping Manning Regulations. Cabotage Vessel financing Fund Publishing Requirements for employment of Vessels.

Minister to issue guidelines on Licence Power of enforcement Officers. The beneficiaries of the fund shall be Nigerian citizens and shipping companies wholly owned by Nigerians.

Nigeria: Cabotage Law – Nimasa Begins Clamp Down On Non-Compliant Vessels

Newsletter Subscription Sign up for the latest, hotest maritime and shipping news updates! The Niyeria in section three had stated: Repeals and Amendments 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.

Failure to comply with a requirement etc. Ministers to issue guidelines on waivers. This Act was published in. Except as expressly provided in this Act, nothing in this Act shall affect the rights of any party to any proceedings commenced in any court on or before the commencement of this Act.

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 acbotage 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.


The fund shall be collected by the National Maritime Authority and deposited in commercial banks and administered under guideline that shall be proposed by the Minister and approved by the National Assembly. The provisions under nkgeria 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. Jubril also said that in order to have an accurate data of available maritime labour in the sector, NIMASA has recently come up with an electronic register of all maritime labour in order to ensure jobs are provided for them in line with the Cabotage law.

Extract from Gazette No.

Waiver on manning requirement. Coastal and Inland Shipping Cabotage Act, iii. The objective of the Cabotage Act is dabotage to reserve the commercial transportation of goods and services within Nigerian coastal and inland waters to vessels flying the Nigerian flag and owned by persons of Nigerian citizenship.

Terms and conditions of Licence.

The Nigerian maritime must move forward, and the success of which will begin with proper enactment of laws that will protect indigenous operators, for which Cabotage is a must.

The Minister may by order, suspend or cancel a license or vary the terms and conditions of a license where. A foreign owned and foreign crewed vessels shall not participate in the domestic coastal trade without the license and authorization required by the provisions of this Act. For comments and suggestions about our website: 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. 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.


Cabotage Law: NIMASA begins clamp down on non-compliant vessels – Vanguard News Nigeria

Turn out ngeria 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 carriage of goods and passengers from one point to another within the country to Nigerian built, flagged and crew vessels.

The following is published as Supplement to this Gazette. 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, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Minister to issue guidelines on Licence.

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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. Order for nigerka of waiver Date passed by House of Representatives 12 th day of March Grant of licence to acr vessels and conditions To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act or any regulations made there under commits an offence and shall no conviction, where no specific penalty is prescribed thereof, be liable to a fine not less than N, Strict liability and general penalty