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NIMASA gets $1.7bn to rescue beached vessels

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 LAGOS—Federal Government has approved $1.7 million to the management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, for the removal of vessels beached in Lagos about three months ago.

Disclosing this in Lagos yesterday during the inspection of the affected vessels to ascertain which amongst them are salvageable, the Director General of NIMASA, Temisan Omatseye, said the work would commence immediately after the inspection and assessment with the Indigenous Ship-owners Association of Nigeria, ISAN.

The NIMASA helmsman who was accompanied on the tour by the Chairman of ISAN, Chief Isaac Jolapamo, identified only eight of the 24 beached vessels are salvageable.

Omatseye explained that of the eight salvageable ships, two (M.T. Hollgen Star and M.T Odyssey, who have charged its name three time in recent times) whose owners are not know are to be left out.

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