Nigerian government to phase-out single hull vessels by 2010

The Federal Government has concluded plans to phase-out single hull vessels within the nation’s maritime territory, in compliance with the directive of the International Maritime Organization

Already, a technical committee, comprising of ship owners and nominated government officials, has been formed for the implementation of the scheme. The technical committee, set up few days ago by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Indigenous Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (ISAN), is expected to harmonise the modalities for the implementation of regulation 13G, which made it mandatory for member states to phase out single hull tankers from territorial waters.The committee was set up at a meeting between the management of NIMASA and executive members of the association, led by its Chairman, Chief Isaac Jolapamo, which took place in Lagos.

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