The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA on May 10 had a landmark inaugural installation ceremony of the Thorium-X tablet, a fuel consumption data collection device, on board a Nigerian-flagged fuel tanker vessel, MT KINGIS, commencing the process targeted at ending green-house gas emissions on vessels.
The pilot project, which came as fallout of the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre conference held in Kenya in March, aims at reducing fuel consumption by vessels. The MTCC is targeted towards developing countries, and Nigeria was made a priority and nominated for the pilot project.
The Director-General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, speaking at the installation ceremony, reiterated the Agency’s commitment to global best practices in the execution of its mandate of regulating the maritime industry.
Dakuku, who was represented by the Head of the Marine Environment Management Unit at NIMASA, Felicia Mogo, stated,that NIMASA is ensuring that it keeps to global best practices with a commendable track record in administration and regulation in the maritime sector.