Three jetties and Port facilities have been shut down by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for lack of compliance with the provision of the International Ship and Port Facility Security, ISPS code.
The facilities include Heyden Petroleum Jetty, Ijora, Lagos; Waziri Jetty, Dockyard Road, Apapa, Lagos and Starz Marine Shipyard Ltd, Onne, Rivers.
It has been gathered that the facilities consistently failed to adhere to the ISPS code, thus necessitating their closure to forestall a situation where security breaches in such facilities will negatively impact the compliant ones.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), a statement given was quoted as saying ‘NIMASA has consistently stated its commitment to the enforcement of full compliance with the ISPS Code, especially in the face of growing terrorists’ activities globally’.
The statement said that all shut facilities were to remain closed until the managers of such facilities correct the identified deficiencies in line with the dictates of the code.