Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates who attacked a Turkish-flagged ship off the coast of Nigeria, the vessel’s owner, Kadioglu Denizcilik, said yesterday. Another eight sailors were left safely aboard. The sailors onboard the Paksoy-1 were seized on Saturday evening in West African waters, an area that has become the world’s hotspot […]
As 2018 maritime year came to an end, sector stakeholders and operators have indicated that regulatory and operational environment worsened during the year gone by. They highlighted the difficult operational environment leading to the loss of revenue and man-hours, occasioned by worse level of congestion at the ports in Lagos, leading to frustration by importers […]
The maritime sector has in the last six months recorded over 6,000 job losses. Those laid off are mostly dockworkers. The Nigerian Ports Authority had indicated that it would terminate the services of tally clerks and onboard security men numbering 5000, last month. In a letter signed by the NPA’s Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Mr. David […]
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