As part of efforts to x-ray challenges in maritime security operations and proffering solutions, Tantita Security Services Limited, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria (MASPAN), Nigerian Navy, among other organizations are set to discuss oil theft, crude affreightment, piracy, among other pertinent marine security issues tomorrow (Wednesday).
These stakeholders will be joined by other players in the much-anticipated Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria’s (MARAN) Annual Maritime Lecture (MAMAL) to hold at Rock View hotel, Apapa from 10am.
While a former NIMASA Director, who is presently an Executive Director of Operations and Technical of Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, Capt. Warredi Enisuoh will deliver an address at the occasion highlighting a security operator’s perspective; NIMASA is also expected to share the regulator’s side of the prism.
Warredi will address the issue of Crude Oil Theft in the Gulf of Guinea Region: Emerging Threats and Actionable Steps – Perspectives of Operators.
It is expected that the paper will enumerate the challenges operators face in their day-to-day activities in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) and will join other stakeholders to provide comprehensive and sustainable solutions to maritime crimes in the region.
Tantita, a key sponsor of MAMAL 2023 is one of the private security contractors of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NPC) Limited and has been responsible for checkmating Crude Oil theft in the region.
Among the list of confirmed attendees are; Mr. Emmanuel Maiguwa, President of Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria (MASPAN); Prince Olayiwola Shittu, former President of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA); Chief Eugene Nweke, Secretary of the Customs Consultative Council (CCC).
Others are; the President General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Prince Adewale Adeyanju, former Minister of Interior and Chairman, Integrated Oil and Gas Ltd, Capt. Emmanuel Ihenacho; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Nigeria Indigenous Shipowners Association (NISA), Chief Isaac Jolapamo; among others.
The lead paper presentation on theme of the inaugural annual lecture is “Maritime Security: Emerging Threats and Actionable Steps,” will be delivered by former NIMASA Director General, Barr. Temisan Omatseye, providing a comprehensive overview of maritime crimes and sustainable solutions for the GoG region.
MARAN, the organizer of the event, is the leading umbrella organization for journalists covering the Nigerian maritime sector.
In a press statement released by MARAN’s President, Godfrey Bivbere, it was highlighted that the collaborative efforts of the NIMASA and other maritime agencies have significantly reduced piracy incidents in Nigerian waters and the GoG throughout 2022.
The group also observed that the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Forum for Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (GOG-MCF/SHADE) has played a pivotal role in fostering regional cooperation and yielding tangible results in addressing piracy.