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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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Strict liability and general penalty Cabotage Services In pursuance njgeria 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.

Power of enforcement Officers. Restriction of Towage 5. All of the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act and other relevant legislation and regulations that are in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall, so far as they are consistent cabotsge this Act continue to be in force.

The beneficiaries of the fund shall be Nigerian citizens and shipping companies wholly owned by Nigerians. Log into your account.

The NCCS will point a new direction to our Cabotage regime, as the Agency will no longer consider application for granting of waiver on manning requirements for vessels engaged in coastal trade with regards to 2nd officer, 2nd engineer, 2nd mate down to able seamen, ratings and stewards.

One good thing the judgement has done is to expose the weakness of the Cabotage act, so that steps could be taken to amend it, so as to resolve future cases in favour of indigenous operatives, if really the indigenous maritime operators must take their destiny in their own hands, towards the legacy of real development of Nigerian maritime. 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.

Terms and conditions of Licence.

Much Ado About Cabotage Act And Its Implementation

Vincent and Grenada was accused of using its vessel to transport nigria products within the country, which is contrary to the provisions of the Nigerian Inland and Coastal Shipping Act The Cabotage act. 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.


President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We publish news and caboatge ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act or caboyage 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, 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.

This Act may be cited as the coastal and inland shipping Cabotage Act, 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.

Fourteen years down the line, it is apt to ask the following questions: Before the release of the Presidential order, NIMASA nigria up with a marine notice which stated that we would have zero tolerance for any waiver at all. Deemed separate Offence Coastal and Inland Shipping Cabotage Act, nigerria The Journey So Far. Clerk to the National Assembly 23 rd day of April Failure to comply with a requirement etc.

I certify that this Bill has been carefully compared by me with the decision reached by the National Assembly and found by me to acy true and correct decision of the Houses and is in accordance with the provisions of the Acts Authentication Act Cap.

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

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.

Who would win the hypothetical first season of MLS? Tariff on Licence Even though we acknowledge the new initiative of NIMASA, we are cabtage the opinion that the Act died on arrival after it was given to people who had no idea of what their mandate as far as Cabotage Act is concerned.

This conciousness that was elicited by the Cabotage regime which by implication could be termed the beginning of real development of Nigerian maritime came to bare when the Nigerian ship owners, through their umbrella body, the indigenous Niferia Assocation of Nigeria ISAN went to court late last year to seek redress against foreigners encroachment into the business that was legitimately reserved for them by law.

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The law makers also subjected it to an elaborate public hearing which was attended by stakeholders.

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

Vessels with valid Licence The Minister may on the receipt of an application grant a waiver to a duly registered vessel on the requirement for a vessel nigeriia this Act to be wholly owned by Nigerian citizens where he is satisfied that there is no wholly Nigerian owned vessel that is suitable and available to provide the services or perform the activity described in the application.

We have come up with an electronic register of all maritime labour that would enable us plan better for the industry, such that whenever there are identified jobs for seafarers, it would be carried out by Nigerians and Nigerians would be placed on the job.

Cabotsge to issue guidelines on waivers.

Read the original article on Vanguard. Jurisdiction over the matters and offence referred higeria in this Act lie with the Federal High Court.

Where it is deemed expedient to grant a license in conformity with the provision of this Cabotae, the Minister shall impose a tariff on the vessel as a condition for granting the waiver.

Liability of ship owners, companies and officers. The indigenous operators may have relied on the provisions of section five which made it impossible for foreign ship and foreign ship owners to engage in carriage of petroleum product from one point to another within Nigeria.

Order for granting of waiver. Coastal and Inland Shipping Cabotage Act, iii. Indeed, the law itself needed amendment for easy interpretation at the court of law, and indeed sincethe Cabotage Act has been going through review, by a committee chaired by former chairman of Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Senator Ugochukwu.

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