NIMASA moves floating dock to Standard Flour Mills jetty

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NIMASA Floating Dock


The Nigerian Maritime and Safety Administration (NIMASA) on Tuesday commenced preparations to deploy its modular floating dock for installation by moving the facility to a jetty at the Standard Flour Mills in Apapa in preparation for its movement to the scheduled operational base at the Continental Shipyard, Apapa.

In a statement signed by NIMASA Spokesman Edward Osagie, the heavy 50-ton cylindrical spuds, which are for anchoring the dock, are being prepared for installation.

“We are moving slowly but steadily to our destination. Today, we are lifting out the cylindrical spuds to be prepared for piling at the Continental Shipyard, where the Floating Dock is scheduled to commence operations. These spuds have to be firmly installed before we can tow the floating dock there. We assure stakeholders that very soon, Nigeria will save foreign earnings with the commencement of operations at our dock,” NIMASA Director General, Dr Bashir Jamoh, said.

The NIMASA floating dock, acquired at a sum equivalent to over N50 billion, has been idle since its delivery to the agency in July 2018.

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