Deep Blue Project to Tackle Criminality

There is hope in the horizon for the high level of insecurity in Nigeria’s waterways as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has established the Integrated Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure known as Deep Blue Project to drastically reduce criminalities in the Gulf of Guinea.

Dakuku Peterside, Director General, NIMASA, who stated this on the side lines of the 2019 Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) workshop at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, USA, also stated that there are plans by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Ministry of Finance to create a special tariff for vessel acquisition.

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