Dredging Summit 2011.
Pictures of Past Dredging Summits
Another Bar Beach Story in the making:
The story of how Alpha Beach in
Lagos Nigeria is being gobbled by the Atlantic Ocean. Why is the Atlantic
ocean eating up Alpha Beach? Was it caused by three ships blown to grounding
by a storm last year as some are saying or is this the adverse effect
of sand mining by trailing suction hopper dredgers which have been scooping
sand from a location less than 10 miles away from Alpha Beach to reclaim
the site for Eko Atlantic City, a new city being promoted by the Lagos
State Government and companies allied to the Lebanese businessman, Chagouri
Chagouri, as others argue? ...Read More.
Damen Approach to Deep Sea Mining..
Damen Dredging Equipment has developed
an innovative flexible dredging concept which challenges current technical
limitations. The new development is the answer to the increasing demand
for raw materials while sand winning locations are located further from
shore at increased dredging depths. The RoRo Deep Dredge, as the innovative
solution is called, can work up to -200 m dredging depth.....Read
Ibom Governor, Akpabio, plans Nigeria's truly deep sea port at Ibaka.
A convergence of need,
diplomacy and politics is at play in the recent dream of Nigeria to
develop a new deep sea port at the oil-rich southern state of Akwa Ibom
where the Atlantic Ocean furnishes scores of miles of coastline. If
eventually built, it will be the first of its kind in Africa’s
largest nation (or the second, depending on the reality of the proposed
Lekki Deep Sea port in Lagos). Read
MoU inspects 109 ships as DG NIMASA promises cooperation...
The Abuja MoU on port state control carried out 109 inspections on foreign
going vessels which called at Nigerian ports from January to May 2010
and is poised to support member states to achieve the minimum standard
inspection rate of 15% per country. Read more.
To Fast-track Trans-shipment; Starts Ship-To-Ship Transfer In selected
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), will henceforth ensure that neighbouring
land-locked countries take delivery of their cargo with ease from Nigerian
seaports. In another development, NPA has announced that with effect
from July this year, ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of petroleum products
or any other cargo would only be allowed at designated points along
the nation’s waterways. Read more.
currency import: Nigerian Customs say middleman escaped and importer
Efforts by the Tin-can Island Customs
Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to apprehend the middle
man and the owner of a consignment in which foreign currencies were
imported into the country were unsuccessful, the Commands Public Relations
Officer, Chris Osunkwo, has said. It would be recalled that Customs
Monday intercepted a container containing a total of $110,060.00 (about
N15million) and arrested the Customs agent who attempted to clear the
consignment in which a bag containing the money was found. The container
with number MSKU 966291/0 which was brought in on-board M/V Mearsk Donedin
and which was handled by Safmarine shipping line, sailed in from the
United States. Read
With The General:
How Pier Luigi Carrodano's Stint At
Nalcomet Group Paid Off - Part 2.
In our last edition, Mr P. L. Carrodano, the Group Managing Director
of the Comet Group of Companies had taken up questions of how the companies
were brought into accreditation to the NIS-ISO system which culminated
in an award ceremony for six of the companies by the Standards Organisation
of Nigerian, SON, in a lavish ceremony at Sheraton Hotel and Towers
Abuja, Nigeria. He had also traced his origins of his interest in the
Nigerian maritime industry even while he was yet in his native Italy.
In this concluding segment of the interview, he takes up his coming
to Nigeria for the first time with his wife and the job assignments
of those early days right up to the time of joining the enterprises
of General T.Y. Danjuma. Read more.
News Headlines ...
Customs Services collects N61.2b in May 2011.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in the month of May
collected a total of N61.2 billion, the Comptroller-General of the Service,
Dikko Inde Abdullahi (OFR), has said. Dikko also commended nine Customs
Area Controllers (CACs) for their contributions to the realization of
the achievement. The Customs boss said the record shows a N9 billion
increase over the monthly average collected in the four previous months
and N1 billion over the projected monthly target of N60 billion. Read
New-Build Dredger Delivered To Southern Italy
Italdraghe has just delivered a new-build SGT
250 cutter suction dredger to the local Town Council of Pollica, in
southern Italy. The dredger will be used to remove a variety of different
types of solids ranging from very fine sand to pebbles and small stones
of up to 160 mm in diameter. Once the initial urgent dredging work involving
the removal of 40,000 cubic metres of solids has been completed, the
CSD will be used for local beach nourishment and coastal maintenance
projects throughout the year.
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Beach another Bar Beach saga in the making?
Beach in the Lekki peninsula is gradually being wiped out as you read
these lines. The culprit is the Atlantic Ocean. In the past few weeks,
most of the shanties and shacks that used to serve the hospitality industry
are gone; their owners left without their businesses. Most importantly
that pristine ecosystem has been taken over by the ocean waters and
it is now becoming a nightmare to people who have erected palatial mansions
on that waterfront. What will they do?
Other Articles &
Mr Pier Luigi Carrodano on his
work with Gen. T Y Danjuma's companies and the Chinese sea trade with
Engr Akin Olaniyan on need for NIMASA
to return to original mandate and harnessing cabotage trade...NEW
Dr. Wilson Odafe Omene on Niger
Delta politics, amnesty programme, Nigerian maritime and local govt,
Adeyemo on River Niger Dredging...
P.C. Nwilo on his assessment of NIWA during sabbatical ...
Nseyeng Ebong on his 8-year tenure as rector of Maritime Academy
of Nigeria Oron...
Dumo Lulu Briggs as
chairman of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron, his vision...
Muyiwa Omasebi: The face-off Between NIWA, MMSD and Lagos State Govt.
K Folarin: The Collapse
of Nig. shipping lines.
Carrodano: How govt
can revive Nig. shipping lines.
Epia: The struggles
of Nig shipping lines with cargo reservation scheme.
Gibb: Intricacies of
the equipment market in Nigeria.
many choppers has DPR got?" - Chief Ogunsiji.
Dredging the Niger Delta: Interview of Ben Efekarurhobo.
of Surveying in the Dredging Industry
Of Myth, Reality and Resource Control
Law: A judgment on the ownership of a sand dredging site by the
Court of Appeal.
Lagos State Attorney General Interpretes state law on sand dredging
NIWA public notice on Lagos State intervention in inland waterways regulation.
Train your dredge masters, engineers, electricians and deckhands in
relevant skills for efficiency, productivity, equipment safety and maintenance.
All trainees are time-tested with written and practical tests. Transcripts
and attendance certificates given.
1. Dredge Appreciation / Refresher –
knowledge of safety procedures for equipment use:
PPE; Safety operation onboard dredge; Maintenance routine; Checks for
optimal production while pumping; working with boosters; splicing and
fixing cables, cleaning and painting; Etc. For Dredge crews mainly.
Class room lectures and Practical sessions onboard dredge.
and Protective Measures (including respiratory protection). For
Dredge crews, Field and Technical workers. Class room lectures and Practical
session at the Fire Bay.
3. Basic sea
survival techniques and the use of lifesaving equipment. Class
room lectures and Practical sessions at the standard swimming pool with
For details of availability, duration, registration, fees and teaching
logistics, please contact the organizers:
Dredge Skills and Marine Training Centre Ltd.
E187, Ikota Shopping Complex, VGC, Ajah. Lagos Nigeria
Tel.: +234 1 7928166 or 08033378735