Marine Superintendent Services
In line with Part IX Section 90 of the MSA 2007, the Seafarer Services Office dispense all business in Nigeria connected with the engagement and discharge of seamen on board Nigerian ships. These services are also available at the sub-offices in the districts with superintendents appointed to oversee.
The following services can be obtained from the district superintendent offices:
- Seaman’s Record Book and Certificates of Discharge
- Official Log Book
- Registration and endorsement of seafarers sea service
- Inspection of provisions and water onboard
- Claim for deceased seafarer
- Inspection of medicine and medical store
- Inspection of crew accommodation
- Return of births and deaths in Nigerian ships
- Handling of complaints related to seafarers working and living conditions on board ships.
- Investigation of Seafarers accident onboard ships
- Enforcement of Article of Agreement onboard vessels of 80GT and vessels that carries more than 5 Nigerians onboard foreign flag vessels.
District Superintendent Office contacts:
88 Marine Road, Apapa. Lagos State
1 Custom Road, NPA Complex, Port Harcourt. Rivers State.
2 Bigqua Street. Calabar
240 Warri-Sapele Road.Warri. Delta State
Seaman’s Record Book
REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUANCE OF SEAMAN’S DISCHARGE BOOK
- Completed application form for A Seaman’s Discharge Book’ with the following attachments are sent to the Shipping Superintendent:
i. Birth Certificates/Local Government ID letter/National ID.
ii. Mandatory basic safety training STCW 78 as amended.
iii. Valid Seafarer’s medical certificate from accredited medical providers.
iv. First school leaving certificate or higher educational qualification.
v. Recommendation letter from employer. Only shipping companies, manning companies or a recognized company shall be accepted.
vii. Sworn Affidavit and Police Report in cases of loss of initial SDB.
- Discharge book – =N=12,000:00
- Standard size passport photographs (4 pcs). See passport photograph specifications.
- NIMASA Shipping Master – Free. (no charges for Shipping Master)
Requirement for Issuance of Official Log Book
- Company to submit completed application form.
- Copy of vessel’s Certificate of Registry.
- Crew List.
- For renewal, copy of Certificate of Return
- =N=12000 per book.
- Free (no charges for Shipping Master)
Return of Births and Deaths on Nigerians Ship
For all cases of birth and death registrations and claims in the case of a deceased seaman, the Shipping Superintendent office should be contacted. Form for claims should be properly filled and returned by the seaman’s next of kin to the office of the superintendent.
OFFICES OF THE SHIPPING SUPERINTENDENT
- WARRI DISTRICT OFFICE: NIWA Dockyard, Deco Junction, Warri-Sapele Road, Warri.
- PORTHARCOURT DISTRICT OFFICE: No. 1 Customs Road, NPA Premises Portharcourt
- LAGOS DISTRICT OFFICE: No. 88, Marine Road, Apapa. Lagos
- CALABAR DISTRICT OFFICE: No. 2 Big Qua Road Calabar
Registration of Sea Service and Endorsement of Sea Service
- Completed application form.
- Original Discharge Book OR Discharge certificates with Master’s updates / sea-service records.
- Sea-service testimonials from the ship and the office.
- Contract of employment from employer.
- 1. =N=1,200 per entry.
- 2. NIMASA Shipping Master –Free (no charges for Shipping Master).
Requirement for Execution of Agreement and List of the Crew
- Completed application letter from the Master or Agent/Shipping Company.
- Copy of valid ship certificate of Registry.
- Copy of Crew List.
- Minimum Manning Certiificate
- For renewal a copy of the Certificate of Return.
- =N= 6,200 for ENG or discharge per each crew
- =N= 3000 –Form ENG4
- =N=12000—Attendance onboard.
- =N=1500—Account of Wages.
- =N=12000—Inspection of drinking water.
- =N=12000—Inspection of accommodation.
- =N=12000—Inspection of provisions.
- =N=1200—Additional for each crew item inspection.
- =N=2400—Additional charge (attendance on board for engagement and discharge person)
- =N=12,000/day (workday) and =N=24,000/day (weekend) – Allowance for mercantile superintendents for visits onboard to be paid by ships owners]