President of the Nigeria Shipowners Association (NISA), Aminu Umar has raised the alarm over high rate of insecurity at the Warri and Bonny anchorage. In an interview with journalists in Lagos, recently, Umar said the Warri anchorage has spike insurance premium for shipowners describing it as a very tough one. He pointed out that the Lagos anchorage is the only one anyone can sincerely lay a reasonable claim of safety or security.
He said: “There is another one in Warri, Delta State, which is a tough one. Many vessels are afraid of that place; in fact, international vessels don’t drop anchor there. Even as for a Nigerian ship going there, our insurers charge us higher because it is considered as an unsafe area. Another anchorage is the one in Bonny, Rivers State. This one is considered totally unsafe. So, no vessel stays there.”
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