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Hydrographic Services

Completed and planne future Hydrographic Surveys

Information on identified location and marked ship wrecks in Nigerian territorials Waters available in the following regions

  1. Western zone
  2. Central Zone
  3. Eastern Zone

For further information please refer to Maritime Safety Information (MSI).

Hydrographers Passage Planning Chartlets

For Information on passage planning within Nigerian waters, please click on the following link;

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-hydrographic-office

Maritime Safety Information
  • Publication of Passage Safety information in Nigerian Waters.

Information on positions of wrecks that may obstruct safety of navigation in Nigerian territorial waters

IDENTIFICATION LOCATION AND MARKING OF SHIP WRECKS WESTERN ZONE

AC ID AERIAL CONTACT COORDINATE REMARK
NORTHING (mN) EASTING (mE)
ACC 1 06° 26′ 11″.12 003° 18′ 20″.57 Cluster Area, Wreck, Inactive vessels
ACC 2 06° 25′ 53″.60 003°18′ 59″.55 Cluster Area, Wreck, Inactive vessels
ACC 3 06° 25′ 45″.81 003° 19′ 19″.58 Cluster Area, Wreck, Inactive vessels
ACC 4 06° 25′ 50″.02 003° 19′ 19″.19 Cluster Area, Wreck, Inactive vessels
ACC 5 06° 24′ 54″.56 003° 19′ 57″.44 Cluster Area, Wreck, Inactive vessels
ACC 6 06° 52′ 19″.20 003° 22′ 32″.98 Debris / Flotsam /Logs
ACC 7 06° 39′ 23″.61 003° 32′ 09″.79 Wooden Canoe/ Logs
ACC 8 06° 23′ 09″.91 003° 32′ 32″.43 Logs /Flotsam

A1:  WESTERN ZONE

 

 

Sonar ID Sonar Contact Coordinate Depth of Area Remark
Easting(m) Northing(m)
WRK 1 544894.08 710516.61 11
WRK 2 544062.48 709777.65 9.7
WRK 3 543769.67 706759.99 Surf zone
WRK 4 542867.28 706923.36 Surf Zone
WRK 5 541705.69 706901.76 Surf zone
WRK 6 538648.12 706117.11 14.1
DEBRI 536627.73 705373.04 15.3
SCAR 543576.47 706069.69 13

A2: WESTERN ZONE

 

 

IDENTIFICATION LOCATION AND MARKING OF SHIP WRECKS CENTRAL ZONE

Contact Name WGS84Lat WSG84Lon Easting(mE) Northing(mN) Contact Height(m) Contact Length(m) Contact Width (m) Remarks
Wreck1 4.435796155 7.147303569 294419.0414 490555.7152 3.11 17.50 3.29
Mould 4.644018118 7.155883578 295430.1213 513581.4261 0.00 0.00 0.00
FootPrint 4.619216473 7.168721256 296847.6213 510834.827 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scar 4.592368136 7.182011501 298314.8965 507861.8179 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wreck2 4.615337292 7.179319172 297911.6224 510426.4445 0.10 82.59 4.84
Wreck2b 4.615548897 7.178458943 297927.1931 510426.4445 0.79 91.00 15.76
Scar4 4.628066447 7.166121551 296561.652 511814.3204 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mould4 4.459643014 7.171664895 297129.6976 493186.2836 2.34 43.96 11.13
Wreck3 4.455618448 7.168232063 296747.5584 492742.1426 5.82 102.75 11.93

CENTRAL ZONE A1

 

 

IDENTIFICATION LOCATION AND MARKING OF SHIP WRECKS EASTERN ZONE

COORDINATES COORDINATES DIMENSIONS
S/N EASTING NORTHING LATITUDE (N) LONGITUDE (E) DESCRIPTION OF ITEM(S) LENGTH(M)) WIDTH(M))
1 290395.1 516718.6 04° 40′ 20″.15 007°06’37”.56 VESSEL WRECK 40.2m 9.1m
(SURFACED)
2 287406.5 518656.7 04° 41′ 22″.96 007° 05′ 00″.44 VESSEL WRECK 52.2m 13.9m
(SURFACED)
3 278653.9 526558.9 04° 45′ 39″.37 007° 00′ 15″.76 WRECK NEAR MACOBA
JETTY
4 278627.1 5263930.1 04° 45′ 33″.88 007° 00′ 14″.90 SUSPECTED WRECK 25.6m 16.2m
5 286499.3 52293.7 04° 43′ 42″.75 007° 04′ 30″.62 SUSPECTED WRECK 36.5m 18.3m
(SURFACED)
6 287477.9 522284.3 04° 43′ 21″.05 007° 05′ 02″.43 SUSPECTED OBJECTION 29.3m 7.4m
SAEBED
7 278994.8 527977.8 04° 46′ 25″.59 007° 00′ 26″.68 SUSPECTED WRECK 8.5m 5.3m
(SUBMERGED)
8 279074.1 527929.5 04° 46′ 24″.02 007° 00′ 29″.26 SUSPECTED 14.6m 8.9m
BARGE(SUBMERGED)

EASTERN ZONE A1

 

The Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC), is equipped with GMDSS equipment, where the watch duty officers disseminate maritime safety information (MSI) to all ships within the Nigerian territorial waters through the GMDSS equipment.

In an event of emergency, the RMRCC service is available 24 hours. The Contact details are below:

Telephone: 07000700010, 07000700020, 07000700030

Email:  rmrcc.lagos@nimasa.gov.ng

The Centre can also be reached by Marine Radios on Channel 16 and 2182.