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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Short title of the Act. It became obvious that the Cabotage Act has given impetus to indigenous maritime operators to become conscious of their rights as well as to zct it for the overall development of Indigenous flagships, as against the maritime dominated by foreign flagships.

Cabotage Act And Development of Nigerian Maritime

The provisions under this 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. This Act was published in.

Who would win the hypothetical first season of MLS? 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.

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 niferia by the license would otherwise have expired had this Act not come into force. 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 Shipowners Assocation of Nigeria ISAN went to ac late last year to seek redress against foreigners encroachment into the business that was legitimately reserved for them by law.


Acy Minister may on the receipt of an application grant a waiver to a duly registered vessel on the requirement for a vessel under this Act to be wholly manned by Nkgeria citizens where he is satisfied that there is no qualified Nigerian officer or crew for the position specified in the application.

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.

The NCCS will point a new direction to our Cabotage regime, as the Agency nigeriia 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 nigerua, ratings and stewards. Log in to leave a comment. Tariff on Licence Order for granting of waiver.

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

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Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act

AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individualscaborage a diversity of positions on every topic. It is already 14 years since former president Olusegun Obasanjo signed the Coastal and Inland Shipping Bill otherwise called Cabotage into law, at a brief but epoch-making ceremony at the State House in Abuja.


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Vessels with valid Licence. There lies our pessimism! Power of enforcement Officers.

The following is published as Supplement to this Gazette. Strict liability and general penalty Leave this field blank. Ministers to issue guidelines on waivers. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other laws, no port clearance shall be granted to a vessel engaged in domestic coastal shipping unless the owner, charterer, master or agent satisfies the proper customs or such other authority authorized to issue port clearance that the vessel is licensed to engage in domestic shipping or has the prescribed waiver.

Much Ado About Cabotage Act And Its Implementation

The Minister may on the receipt of an application grant a waiver to a duly registered vessel on the requirement for a vessel under 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 cabotag the activity described in the application. Merchant Shipping Act ii.

Waiver cabottage manning requirement. Why is it that 14 years Cabotage came to be, indigenous shipping practitioners are still full of the same lamentations as they were, prior to the enactment of the Act and they still complain that multinationals are dominating the business of shipping in Nigeria?

Requisition of Vessels by Minister.