FG shuts Obat Oil jetty (Apapa) over security lapses
Worried by major security lapses at its jetty in Ibafon, Apapa, Lagos, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) yesterday shut down Obat Oil and Petroleum Limited jetty.
NIMASA, it was learnt, stormed the place Tuesday afternoon and sealed the facility pursuant to its mandate as the Designated Authority (DA) for the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, stressing that Obat Oil jetty was non-compliant with the provisions of the code. sunnewsonline.com...
Teesside Port operator fined £400,000 after worker killed
A Teesside Port operator has been fined £400,000 following the death of an agency worker who fell eight metres onto the steel deck of a ship’s hold at Hartlepool Dock.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigated the incident and prosecuted PD Teesport Ltd for serious safety failings.
Robert Harrison, 59, from Middlesbrough, was one of six men who were loading 12 metre long steel pipes into the hold of a vessel at PD Teesport Ltd, at Hartlepool Dock on 9 September 2012.
The workers were standing on top of the stack of pipes. The stack increased in height as more pipes were loaded in to the hold using a dockside crane to lift and lower them into position in the ship’s hold.
Harrison fell from the exposed edge of the stack of pipes, landing onto the steel deck of the hold eight metres below. He later died in hospital as a result of his injuries. www.insidermedia....
Abu Dhabi Ports starts welcoming cruise liners at Sir Bani Yas Island
Abu Dhabi Ports─the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate―has started welcoming cruise liners at Sir Bani Yas Island, the Arabian Gulf’s first cruise beach stopover in Abu Dhabi. Two prominent luxury cruise vessels made their maiden calls at the Island last week as part of their international itinerary, the company said in its press release. Sir Bani Yas Island, an award-winning nature and wildlife island reserve, has long been a popular leisure destination. One of the largest natural islands in the UAE, Sir Bani Yas features three luxury Anantara resorts as well as a wide range of activities for guests of all ages. Island Sky, one of the finest small ships in the world owned by Noble Caledonia, was the first cruise vessel to visit Sir Bani Yas Island. The 114-passenger capacity vessel arrived on Monday morning, November 16, for a day-long stay at the Island. Seaborne Sojourn, a 450-passenger capacity vessel owned by Carnival Corporation, docked at the Island on Thursday, November 19, for a daytime holiday. en.portnews.ru/ne...