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Compliance Monitoring Inspections

The Agency conducts daily inspections across the operational zones of the Agency (Western, Central, and Eastern) under the port, flag and coastal States duties. 

A total of Eight Hundred and Seventy-Five (875) vessels were boarded from January to December, 2020.

The breakdown is Central zone – 120, Eastern – 519 and Western – 236. 

This activity was to ensure that vessels have the required documentations on-board to carry out the following operations: –


1.    Full and effective compliance with the requirements and provisions of the relevant Conventions/regulations the Department is mandated to enforce and implement;

2.    To check the availability of relevant certificates and documents required to be carried on-board;

3.    To ensure and record the validity of certificates/documents on board ships Crew level of training and familiarity with onboard


4.    Effective compliance by ship-owners and crew alike in line with IMO Circular on Mandatory carriage and usage of certificates

        and documents;

5.    Prevention of influx of sub-standard vessels into the Nigerian waters;

6.    Zero/minimized pollution of the marine environment;

7.    Sustainable safe, secured shipping, cleaner oceans and enhanced maritime capacity in line with the best global practices

        towards Nigeria’s economic development.