Standardized Digital Communication Critical To Effective Port, Flag Administration – NIMASA’s Boss

by Echezona obinna

Dr. Bashir Jamoh, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has stated that international collaboration to achieve standardised digitalization is critical for maritime administrations around the world.
In a statement, he also stressed that all players in the marine sector should communicate efficiently in accordance with the regulations of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA).

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According to the statement, Jamoh, while speaking at the launch of Denmark’s first commercial satellite, Sternula-1, in Aalborg, Denmark, noted that NIMASA is participating in the testing stage of an international satellite system that would improve communication channels for vessels at sea as part of the current management’s quest to ensure adoption of global best practices in the Nigerian maritime sector.

He noted that the IMO set the requirements for the e-Navigation strategy implementation plan while, IALA develops the technical solutions such as Automatic Identification System, AIS as part of measures to ease and promote digital communication in the Maritime Industry.



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