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FG needs N77.8bn to remove ship wrecks, derelicts



No fewer than 120 ship wrecks and derelicts are impeding smooth navigation on Nigerian coastline and waterways.

It was learnt that it will cost government about N77.8 billion ($216 million) to remove them.
Shipwreck is the remains of a ship found either beached on land or sunken to the bottom of a body of water.

Already, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is planning how to implement Nairo Convention on ship wrecks.

The Nairobi Convention on wreck removal of 2007, which came into force on April 14, 2015, states that if a ship is declared wreck, the country’s maritime administration should publish information to that effect.

New Telegraph, October 26, 2018


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