IMO sends maritime security auditors to Nigeria

Josephine Adeyinka-Ahmed

A three-man delegation of auditors from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is currently in Nigeria to begin mandatory audit of the nation’s maritime industry and practice protocols.

The audit, which may attract international sanctions if negligence is established, is aimed at improving security on international waterways and to promote standard practice in the sector.

Head of the audit team, Captain Cahit Yakin, who made this known yesterday in Abuja at the commencement of a week long workshop on International Maritime Organisation member states audit scheme, explained that they are in Nigeria to ascertain among other things, the compliance level to IMO maritime security and efficiency protocols on Nigeria’s international waterways.

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