NIMASA Records 12 Deaths in Seafarers Programme

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NIMASA Director General, Dr Bashir Jamoh (1st left) with the last batch of seafarers deployed in 2023

By DAPO OLAWUNI

The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Bashir Jamoh has said that the agency recorded 12 deaths of cadets under its National Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP)

Jamoh stated this when he hosted legislators under the House Committee on Maritime Safety Education and Administration in Lagos on Friday.

While issuing the scorecard of the NSDP Programme from inception in 2009 till 2023, Jamoh said that there have been 12 deaths of seafarers and 153 withdrawals.

According to him, the the total number of cadets enrolled between 2009 to 2023 is 2,476.

A breakdown of the scorecard showed that seafarers that have graduated with Certificates of Competency (COC) are 984, those in Naval Architecture is 31; 341 from Naval Academy, 170 STC, 188 LYCEUM, 13 Nigeria COC, and 31 Naval Architecture.

Students currently undergoing seatime training is 375; 78 NMSI, LERUS 70, CHARKINS 7, NAMET 50, TMA 20, Metropolitan 50, Joe Marine 100

26 Cadets are currently in the Philippines for their COC

438 cadets completed seatime and awaiting to pass COC; Centurium 300, Metropolitan 135

Total graduates with paid employment is 476, while total number of cadets undergoing shorebased training 438.

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