Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by Zircon Marine No Comments

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Friday said it would leave no stone unturned in enforcing provisions of the International Ships & Ports Facility Security (ISPS) Code at the nation’s seaports.

In a press release signed by its Assistant General Manager Public Affairs, Mr. Musa Ilya, NPA also stated that it would enforce provisions of the Conditions of Entry (COE) imposed on vessels visiting port terminals that have not fully complied with the ISPS code.

“Effective June 12, all vessels calling at the nation’s seaports will be required to meet all the requirements of the ship security plan equivalent to the maximum of those required at security Level 2, as defined in the ISPS Code. “This directive which applies to all ships entering any of the nation’s seaports or port terminals is part of the additional security measure taken by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to ensure the strict compliance to the ISPS Code, by all visiting vessels.

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