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Volume 3, Issue 72
31st May 2016

OUR VISION

To become the premier marine logistics and charter services company in Nigeria, and a leading and internationally recognized marine services provider in West Africa.

NEWS WITHIN OUR SHORES

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) To Undergo Major Reforms

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Director General, Dr.Dakuku Peterside says the agency will undergo major reforms in the next one year to boast it’s capacity to drive the growth and development of the Nigerian maritime industry.
Dr. Peterside, who stated this recently also said the reforms are in line with the ‘change’ agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration which is committed to the diversification of the nation’s economy.

 
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Avengers: Nigerian military invades more Delta communities

The Joint Military Task Force, codenamed “Operations Pulo Shield”, in the wee hours of Monday invaded more Ijaw communities in search of vandals and militants responsible for the bombing of oil and gas facilities in Delta State.
The communities according to reports include Benikrukru, Kokodiagbene, Kurutie and Okerenkoko, all in Warri South West Council.

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Exclusive: Boko Haram victim tells DW of captivity near Chibok girls

Christina Ijabla was held kidnapped by Boko Haram for two years. She's told DW about life in an Islamist militant prison camp and how she had seen the elusive Chibok girls, whose seizure sparked international outrage.
Christina Ijabla: I remember hearing gunfire and everybody started to run away. It was chaos, everybody was left to fend for themselves. Suddenly five men appeared, blocking our way. They asked why we were running away. We told them that we were trying to get away from the fighting. Then they said simply: you are not going anywhere. We pleaded with them to let us go, but they showed no mercy. 

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Nigeria loses N13bn to oil theft, vandalism in one month

Nigeria has lost N12.566 billion in one month due to petroleum products theft and vandalism of the facilities of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
Giving a breakdown of the losses, the NNPC, in its Monthly Financial and Operations Report for March 2016, disclosed that crude oil loss amounted to N5.94 billion; petroleum products losses stood at N1.757 billion, while N4.87 billion was spent on pipeline repairs and management cost.

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FOREIGN WATCH

Striking Port Workers Protest Greek Port Sales

Greek port workers walked off the job for a sixth day on Tuesday and marched through central Athens to protest the state-sanctioned selloff of the country's two largest ports, Piraeus and Thessaloniki.
Privatizations have been a pillar of a succession of international bailouts for Greece since 2010, but political resistance and bureaucracy has stymied the task. From an initial target of 50 billion in revenue from asset sales, Greece has barely managed to scrape together 3 billion euros.

 

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30 Ships Stranded at Marseille Fos as Strike Resumes

A total of 30 ships are waiting in the French port of Marseille Fos today as strike continues at the port’s oil terminals, a port spokesperson told World Maritime News in an update.
Based on the vessel tracking data from Marine Traffic, the majority of ships at the port are general cargo ships.
The queuing resumes this week following suspension of all cargo operations at Marseilles Fos from last week
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