PORT DOCUMENT REQUIED WELLCOME TO NIGERIA BELOW IS OUR CURRENT FULL STYLE ADDRESS-: HEAD OFFICE:
CROSS MARINE SERVICES 28, BURMA ROAD APAPA, P.O. BOX NUMBER 2206 APAPA LAGOS CONTACT PERSON: GENERAL MANAGER: MR. BART FOLEY -Mobile: +234 803 525 1285 DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER: MR. STEFAN PEDERSEN – Mobile +234 703 411 1745 SHIPPING MANAGER: MR. JERRY OWUTAMUNOPIRI - Mobile: +234 806 680 0003/703 405 2344 OPS MANAGER MR. ODUME A. MOSES: TEL: 234 -1-7902229 / Mobil: +234 1 8039756646
AFRICAN LOCAL CUSTOMS & LAGOS PORT LAW
WE ARE ADVISED TO INFORM YOU ABOUT THE FOLLOWING NIGERIA'S PORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS AND TO BE ADHERED STRICTLY. THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION AUTHORITY ACCEPT ONLY SEA MANS BOOK SIGNED AND
STAMPED BY THE CAPTAIN PRIOR ARRIVAL IN PORT, INT’L PASSPORT NOT ACCEPTED. SUPERNUMERARY, TRAINEES AND SUPERCARGOES SHALL BE TREATED AS PASSENGER AND MUST BE IN POSSESSION OF VALID VISA AND SAME ON WIVES AND CHILDREN OF CREW MEMBERS ARE CLASSIFIED AS PASSENGERS. THEY ARE THEREFORE REQUIRED ENTRY VISA.
VACCINATION IS COMPULSORY AND IT MUST BE DULY SIGNED AND STAMP BY A RECOGNIZED MEDICAL WITH MINISITREY STAMP PRACTITIONER IS VERY ESSENTIAL ON CREW VACCINATION CARD
THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE EXPECTED TO BE FOLLOWED BY VESSEL VISITING NIGERIA IN LINE WITH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONAL CONVENTION.
1. ALL CONTROLLED DRUGS MUST BE DECLARED IN THE NARCOTICS LIST AND
MUST BE PRESENTED FOR PHYSICAL CHECK WHEN REQUIRED.
2. CONTROLLED DRUGS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE CUSTODY OF THE CAPTAIN
IN ORDER TO CONFORM WITH THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE 30 OF SINGLE CONVENTION ON PREVENTION OF THEFT AND DIVISION OF STOCKS.
3. EXPIRED DRUGS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON BOARD.
4. THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN SCHEDULE 1 OF SINGLE CONVENTION OF 1961 ARE
EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED FROM ITEMS TO BE CARRIED IN FIRST AID KITS MEANS OF TRANSPORT ENGAGED IN INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC DET, DMPH, LYSERGIDE, MESCALINE, PARAPHEXYL, PCE PSILICINE, PSILOTSH, PSILOCYDINE, STP DOM, TCP, TETRAHYDROCANNANBINOLS
5. CAPTAINS/DOCTORS ONBOARD ARE EXPECTED TO PRESENT A RECORD OF
EACH ADMINISTRATION OF CONTROL ED DRUGS INCLUDING ADDITION OF NEW STOCK AS SPECIFIED BY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS
6. NO CREW SHOULD BE IN POSSESSION OF NARCOTIC DRUGS UNDER ANY
CIRCUMSTANCES. IT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND THE NATIONAL DRUGS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OFFICIAL WILL REPRIMAND CREW MEMBERS.
THE PILOT WILL COME ALONG WITH 4 COPIES OF MASTER DECLARATION TO BE COMPLETED ON BOARD. PRIOR PILOT DISEMBARK DELIVER TO HIM A COMPLETE CARGO MANIFEST DULY SIGNED AND STAMPED BY THE MASTER.
FRESH WATER IS AVAILABLE AND TO BE SUPPLIED BY PRIVATE CONTRACTOR PER TON AND ALSO ARRANGEMENT OF SHIP'S CHANDLER WHEN REQUIRED.NOTE PRICE OF ALL COMODITIES TO BE CONFIRMED BY SHIP BEFORE SUPPLY. IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE BEST POSSIBLE SECURITY LEVEL, WE SUGGEST THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE
1. FULL DECK LIGHT AT ALL TIMES DURING THE NIGHT. 2. ILLUMINATE ALL ACCOMMODATION CORRIDORS. 3. LOCK UP ALL DOORS AND KEEP ONE CREW MEMBER BY THE GANGWAY AT THE ACCOMMODATION ENTRANCE. 4. INSTEAD OF HAVING THE CREW ON SECURITY PATROL ON DECK, HAVE SECURITY CREW ON THE BRIDGE AT ALL TIMES STANDING BY WITH THE ALDIS LAMP AND THE VHF ON. INCASE OF EMERGENCY ALERT THE GANGWAY CREW MEMBER/WATCHMAN/POLICE VIA THE GANGWAY TELEPHONE AND THE AUTHORITIES ON THE VHF AND ACTIVATE THE SHIP'S WHISTLE AND ALARM SOUND. 5. ENSURE THAT THE RAT GUARDS ARE MOUNTED ON MOORING ROPES. 6. MOUNT LIGHT CLUSTERS OVER THE SHIP SIDE TO THE WATERSIDE AND KEEP WATCH FROM THE BRIDGE IN ORDER TO CHECK IF ANYTHING IS APPROACHING. 7. WE WILL HAVE TWO (2) POLICE ONBOARD TO GUARD THE GANGWAY AND DO DECK INSPECTION. THE POLICE ARE INSPECTING THE QUAY APRON ON A REGULAR BASIS DAY AND NIGHT. 7. WE WILL ISSUE PASSES TO ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE VESSEL (TO BE RETURNED UPON LEAVING THE VESSEL) IN ORDER TO KEEP A CHECK OF ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSON ONBOARD. 8. BE ALERT AND OBSERVANT. IF THE VESSELS HAS TO ANCHOR ON THE ROADS OVER NIGHT, ANCHOR FAR OFF AND IMPLY 1,2,3,4 (PARTLY), 6 AND 9 SECURITY LEVEL.
IN RELATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL CODE FOR THE SECURITY OF SHIPS AND PORTS FACILITIES (ISPS CODE), NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY ARE ON COMPLIANCE AND THESE ARE THEIR ISPS CODE SECURITY OFFICERS FOR WESTERN ZONE WHICH COMPRISES OF APAPA AND CONTAINER PORT INCLUDING TINCAN AND RORO PORT.
The Lagos ports are ISPS Compliant and operates on security level one. Pfso details are: Mr. A. A. Suberu Tel: +234 8023286141 Mrs. Attih Edet
Tel: +234 8036191799 MR. AROGUNDADE GSM: + 234 8023215954 MR. I.I UCHE
GSM: +234 8033032909 MR. J.M ODODO GSM: +234 8033272057 MRS. A.I AKPU
GSM: +234 80332723392 EMAIL:[email protected] HARBOUR MASTER
CAPT. ALIMI GSM: +234 8088401600 FIRE OFFICER (TINCAN) MR. WALE OLAYINOLA GSM: +234 7039715147
FIRE OFFICER (APAPA) GSM: +234 8033518996 DIVISIONAL POLICE OFFICER (TINCAN)
AHMED DAURA GSM: +234 8037084449 DIVISIONAL POLICE OFFICER (RORO) WOLE ABASS
GSM: +234 8033277499 DIVISIONAL POLICE OFFICER (APAPA) GSM: +234 7026962988 MARINE POLICE OFFICER (TINCAN) MR.FADALNI MICHEAL GSM: +234 8033701017 MARINE POLICE OFFICER (APAPA)
GSM: +234 8038981276 COMMANDING OFFICER NNS Bee croft GSM: +234 8038751660 SPECIFIC INFORMATION DRAUGHT IS CALCULATED ON LOW WATER TIDE, TIDALHUB ABOUT 1 M, WATER DENSITY: BRACKISH WATER 1,010 TO 1,015. ISPS: LEVEL 1 WEATHER: RAINY SEASON APRIL TO OCTOBER
DRY SEASON NOVEMBER TO MARCH ALRAINE SHIPPING AGENCIES (NIGERIA) LIMITED. THE PORTS IN LAGOS
The major ports in Lagos are Tin can Island Port and Apapa Port Complex.
APAPA PORT The port has a total quay length of 4059 meters capable of handling a maximum of 23 vessels at a time. The recent BPE – Bureau of Public Enterprise Concessioning exercise has divided her
operations into four concessionaires as following:
Berths 1 – 5 ABTL Permissible draft 9.7 /11.5mtrs
6 – 14 ENL 9.7 / 10.50Mtrs 15 – 18A APMT 10.5 / 11.5mtrs 18 – 20 GDNL - 10.5Mtrs
TIN CAN PORT (TCIP)
TCIP is located Northwest of Apapa port with a bearing of Latitude 620 North and Longitude 3023 East. It comprises:
The main ports with a land space of 73 hectares Kirikiri/Ikorodu Lighter terminal
A Residential Estate – Now pulled down for a new port for Roro Services/Specialize vessels. Concessional to ports and Terminal multi-services Ltd. Associated private jetties. She has navigational channel of 200 meters wide, 10.5 meters depth with a total quay length of
2185 meters. The Federal government of Nigerian Concession exercises, to achieve maximum ef iciency of the ports performance level, fragment Tin can ports’ operation into the following under the new dispensation.
3 – 5 TICT 6 – 8 PCHS 09 – 10 Five Star Logistics 11 – 12 Grimaldi/ RORO Oceanic Terminal port for RORO operations Concessioned to PTML (Ports and Terminal Multimodal Services Ltd).
Working hours in our ports are break to (3) three working shifts i.e.
These are the of icial working shifts approved by the Nigerian government, but in practice, we
experience (2) two shifts of 0800 – 1800 hrs for day and 2100 – 0500 for Night shift with break hours payable as work through hours incentive.
PORT SERVICES PILOTAGE – 24 hours daily compulsory services for all vessels above 1016 NRT for Nigerian
Registered ship, and 1716.66 NRT for foreign registered vessel.
TOWAGE – available for 24hrs through contract with habour master. SUPPLY OF WATER: Available on request by the ocean going vessel. BUNKERING (FO – Fuel oil) may be obtained at berths, anchorage from licensed bunkering company vessel under strict supervisions. SLUDGE & MARINE WASTE REMOVAL: Free services available upon request through local port
Agent for vessel calling alongside port. Off shore vessel at cost determined by market force. SHIPS REPAIR - A well equipped dockyard exist for maintenance of Authority’s owned fleet. While the ultra-modern Niger dock yard situated at the Snake Island of Tin can Port is capable of handling repairs and building of Vessels for commercial interest. FIRE SERVICES – Fire service available for 24hrs for fighting cases of fire outbreak on the port installations, storage cargoes and ships in the harbours. Maintained by Federal and State Fire Services. PORT DOCUMENT REQUIED REMARK ON PORT HEALTH: Make sure all the crews on board are vaccinated against yellow fever and their vaccination should be up to date without any expired one, and there should be signature and medical stamp of the vaccinator. The de-ratting certificate should be up to date and gallery should be fumigated against cockroaches and rats Note according to international world health regulation rules state that ERASURE or CANCELLATION or failure to complete any part of vaccination card may render it invalid. Any crew with erasure or without a vaccination shall be fined by the federal Ministry of
Health. Medical certificate must not be signed by captain with ship stamp. Documents issued after boarding as follows: Health inspection certificate to the cook. Free Pratique certificate to the captain. REMARK ON IMMIGRATION: 1. All the crew on board should have their valid seaman books on board not passport 2. Crew with passport without valid visa to Nigeria should be ready to pay fine of $2000. 3. The crew list should indicate correct seaman book number
4. Crew title should be stated according to crew seaman book declaration 5. The contract of employment should be valid, expired contract attract USD 2000. 6. Captain should signed embarkation column as the case required in some seaman books. Note all crew should have their contract extension paper on board ,either supercargo ,superintendent
and cadet without contract paper on board shall be treated as passenger and failure to have valid visa shall attract fine of $2000. 7. Where contract of employment on expiration has been updated, email supporting the renewal /extension of contract should be received from crewing department.
The position of the Nigerian immigration on the issue unfortunately is that cadets must have visa otherwise to pay usd2000 per cadet as a penalty, even though the Shipping Association of Nigeria is not in agreement with this position, but may not do much for the time being until the protest made is looked in to by Government. In view of the above you may pls advice your crewing dept to be aware of this development on regular vessels calling Lagos. Document issued after boarding: Arrival clearances Shore pass if demand for. REMARK ON CUSTOMS: All items such as cigarettes, spirits and wine should be declared on bonded store list whether they are for Authority as a gift or not, as failure to declare will incur customs fine, except soft drinks and beers. Document issued after boarding are as follows: Cargo/store Rummaging Clearance (form C 41) Application to Break Bulk (form C 1019) Rummage Clearance (form C 207) REMARK ON NARCOTIC AGENT: All the Narcotic and Control Drug according to international Medical Guide should be kept in Captain’s Locker and all the Expired Drug and Medicine in the Hospital should be removed and no Crew should be found with medicine/control drugs in his/his cabin without Doctor’s recommendation certificate. Note: It has been discovered that many ships are not complying with the above instruction in Lagos Ports, Henceforth Captain failure to comply according should be held responsible. Log Book if demanded
Document issued after boarding: Boarding and rummaging clearance REMARK ON POLLUTION CONTROL (Marpol): Chief Engineer should make sure that all their entries in the oil record book are according to MARPOL CONVENTION and all the code there should be indicate in oil record book and Engine Room should be tidy. Document issued after boarding: Marpol compliance certificate
Garbage disposal certificate if garbage collected. Note: Garbage disposal is free.
Tug Boat: 6 available/ 4 functioning (LANDFALL - CONTRACTOR)
Pilot Cutter: 4 available / 2 functioning
Dredging: Contract to Lagos Channel Management Services.
Navigational buoys available at approach to port and along the Harbour channels. NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY SECURITY MEASURES TO PREVENT STOAWAYS IN OUR PORTS The rate at which Stowaways board vessels leaving our ports has become an issue of concern. Within the last weekend alone, there were three reported incidents. This indicates non compliance with the security measures put in place at our ports. The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) has adopted more restrictive measures on prevention of Stowaways in Ports and Vessels. It is necessary that these measures be adopted by all if the incidents of stowaways must be checked. Consequently, the following measures are to be strictly adhered to forthwith:
1. There must be exchange of Declaration of Security (DOS) between the
Ship Security Officer (SSO) and the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) on arrival of every vessel in port. The DoS should clearly state the duties of each party and compliance with its provision must be ensured.
2. Terminal Operators must check, identify and screen dockworkers .during
and after discharge operations. This must be implemented at the entry point as stipulated in the ISPS Code.
3. Prior to port entry all spaces not to be used during cargo operations should
be locked and sealed. An effective gangway watch must be maintained at all times. The crew should remain vigilant and challenge anyone who has no business on board or appears to be hanging around suspiciously.
4. Additional Security Guards on board at the gangway and on the seaward
side of the vessel should be re-enforced.
5. Ships staff should conduct a complete stowaway search on completion of
cargo operations and prior to departure from berth; further search should be conducted when the pilot is ready to disembark from the vessel.
6. Other measures that have proved effective and must be strictly complied
with are: • Maintain a register of people entering and exiting the vessel. • Display warning signs at the Vessel Access Points.
7. There must be combined effort of the Ports / Terminals Security Officers
(PFSO), Immigration Officers, Ship Agents/Representatives, the Ship Security Officer (SSO), NIMASA and SSS to ensure that stowaway check is conducted before a vessel sails from port. Thereafter, a certificate jointly signed by the search party will be issued to the ship.
8. Finally, the Master of any vessel found with stowaway would be held liable
CARGO DECLARATION FOR LAGOS PORT.
1.No breakdown 2.Declare total units only. i.e. 500 units of vehicle weight 698.2mts 4pkgs General Cargo weight 170mts. 3. Declare Cargo for the other port on board in transit separately. PAPA AREA COMMAND
VITAL INFORMATION FOR VESSEL VISITING NIGERIA PORTS
We are pleased to give you some vital information regarding boarding/running of vessels visiting
f NDLEA Officer(s) on board any tanker/container vessel
Penalties foe offenders and fine for obstruction of duty
Guidelines on Narcotiic & Controlled drugs and list of Narcotic drugs.
Bonded store list if narcotics or medicines are under seal from the last port of call
PENALTIES FOR OFFENDERS AND FINE STIPULATIONS FOR OBSTRUCTION OF
Section 20 subsection A i.e. A 20 (a) of NDLEA Act 30 Laws of the Federation as Amended
Any person who with or without lawful authority engages on the production,
extraction, preparation, offering for sale, distribution, sale, delivery
whatsoever breakage, dispatch in transit, transportation or
protocols or the 1971 convention against
psychotropic substances 1989 will be imprison for life.
Also interesting to note that the section 49 of the subsection a, b S49 (a-b of
NDLEA Act cap 30 laws of the federation as Amended 2004 states that
Any person who willfully obstruct Agency or any authorized officer of the
powers conferred on the Agency by the Act or
Fails to comply with any enquiry or requirement made by any authorized
officer in accordance with the provision of this Act shall be guilty of an
offence under this Act and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment
for a term not exceeding 5years or to A fine of $20,000.00 or its
equivalent in Nigeria Naira or both imprisonment and fine
GUIDELINES ON NARCOTICS AND CONTROLLED DRUGS
In view of this, all psychotropic substances are referred to as controlled
drugs, which are classified as narcotics, while the ordinary drugs are not
controlled because these are none hard drugs.
All ordinary medicines must be displayed in the hospital cabin or locker on
a well arranged form and should be numbered for easy and proper
It is a breach of law (offence) if any ordinary medicines is found or
detected in a mix of controlled drugs, i.e. Captain’s cabin and vice-versa.
All controlled drugs are expected to be in the custody of the captain and
not medicines referred to as ordinary medicines in order to conform with
the provision of article “30” of 1961 convention of United Nations as
referred to as international regulations
All controlled drugs must be declared in a separate list, having their
headings as controlled drugs as “Narcotic list” and for the ordinary
medicines as “hospital inventory list” or medicine chest inventory list”.
All drugs should have a well designed manufacturer stamp indicating the
expiring and manufacturing date on it. Any form of hand printing on any
medicine will be viewed as total breakdown of law and order and shall be
compelled to face the laws squarely as provided on the said article.
All expired drugs or medicines are not allowed to be sighted on board.
All records of either controlled drugs or medicines are expected to be
recorded in the medicine log book and presented for check.
On no account shall drugs be brought ashore
It should be borne in mind that the article “30” of single convention on
“narcotics drugs control’ of 1961 frowns at theft and diversion of stocks of
controlled drugs. Therefore captains are to be held responsible if there
should be any contradiction of any form.
Note: 1, Section 8 subsection b-d (S,8 (b) of NDLEA Act cap 30 laws pof
federation as amended in 2004 empowers NDLEA Officers to be:
Working in collaboration with the department of customs and excise in
monitoring the movement of drugs and persons in any custom area,
custom stations, customs ports or airports, searching cargoes and out
going vessels, including pleasure craft, and fishing vessels as well as
aircraft and vehicles and when appropriate searching crew members
Detecting consignments suspected of containing narcotic drugs and
psychotropic substances coming into or of a customs station customs port
Maintaining surveillance in harbor and dock areas and at airport and
Any person who with or without lawful authority engages on the production,
manufacture, extraction, preparation, offering for sale, distribution, sale,
delivery on any term whatsoever breakage, dispatch in transit,
transportation or exportation on any Narcotic drug or any psychotropic
substance contrary to the provision of the 1961 convention and protocols or
psychotropic substances 1989 will be imprison for life.
The NDLEA operatives on board any vessel have the statutory obligations to
enforce these laws in totality in order to clear this great nation Nigeria from
illegal trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. The captain
agent will be held responsible for breach of any aforementioned laws.
These medicines treated as narcotics (controlled drugs) according to Nigerian
international regulations including all kinds of under listed controlled drugs.
Spray, inhalant, drops, injections, tablets, HCL etc. As such are to be kept
NATIONAL DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
APAPA AREA COMMAND, TOP SHED 8, WHARF NARCOTIC LIST ACCORDING TO NIGERIAN LAW
Guide on drugs that should be in the custody of Master
Atropine Injections & Tablets/Lomotic
Phenobarbital dragees and tablets (Capsules)
In this list must be indicated all other medicines which terminate with the word CAINE
Note: The names of medicine must be listed above could be wrongly spelt (list is written out from bad photocopy).
Note: All crew personal medicine must be declared to the captain and expired medicine are not allowed on board.
48. HALOPERIDOL INJ. & TAB 90. PETHADINE
91. PHENOBARBITAL DRAGEES, CAPS, TABS INJ
58. LIGNOCAINE (LIDOCAINE) TUBE, INJ. & TAB 100.TEMAZEPAM
17. CHLOPRAMAZINE (LARGATIL) TAB & AMP 59. LIGNOCAINE (LIDOCAINE) TUBE, INJ. & TAB 101. TARGETROL
112. XYLOCAINE (XILOCAINE) STLE, TUBE, INJ.
ALSO INCLUDE ALL DRUGS THAT ENDS WITH CAINE.*
34. DRAZEPAM DRAGEES, INJ. & TABS (DIAZEPAM ) 76. NIFEDIPINE
37. EPHEDRINE SULPHATE TABLETS/NASAL DROPS
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Telephone 09-7806771 Date… 26th September, 2011
Telegram migration Distribution STANDARD OPERATION PROCEDURE FOR THE CLEARANCE OF CREW AND PASSENGER OF SHIPS/OCEAN VESSEL
Following my meeting with ship owners and shipping agents under the aegis of shipping association of Nigeria, it has become imperative to spell out the subsisting standard operation procedure and requirements in the clearance of crew and passengers of ships /ocean vessels in order to minimise delays and facilitate immigration clearance.
2. As specified by the relevant provisions of the Immigration act.Regulations and the manual, the under listed documents must be made available to enable Immigration operatives commence clearance.
i. The crew manifest of the ship / vessels
ii. Passengers manifest (if it is applicable)
iii. Evidence of last port of call and next portof call
vii. Arrival notice and information on berthing of vessel must be made available to Immigration operatives well in advance with adquate preparations by the shipping agents for boarding and clearance.
3. In addition, the attached guideline is to facilitate clearance and mitigate areas of friction between Immigration officers operating at the ports and the shipping line agents.It is expected that you will seek further clarification and directives from the Comptroller General when you are not too clear as to the appropriate course of action, please.
GUIDE LINES ON IMMIGRATION CLEARANCE OF CREW &
Section 52 (i)of the Immigration Act Chapter 171 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 defines crew thus: “crew in relation to a ship means all persons actually employed in the working or service of the ship including the master of the ship and “member of the crew” shall be contrued accordingly “.The interpretation of this section is that a crew member is any person in the employment of the ship including the captain of the ship.Therefore any other person on board a ship not working for the ship is not a crew member but a passenger.
2. From the above and other relevant provisions of the Immigration Act it is obvious that any person working in a ship is a crew member and all crew members on board a ship, whether they intend to go ashore or not, must submit themselves to an Immigration officer for Immigration clearance. Any person on board a ship who who is not a crew member will be treated as a passenger and therefore must be in possession of a valid passport and valid visa if he or she desires to disembark.
3. In the same light the following persons are treated as specified below:
(i) A Cadet who has a valid seaman book is a crew member.He need not have a valid passport .He must however be properly identified as a cadet attached to the vessel.
ii. A supernumerary is not a crew member.He or she is expected to possess a valid passport and in addition requires a visa only if he/she desires to go ashore.
iii. A super cargo is a crew member by the provision of section 51 (1) of the Immigration act.He must possess a seaman book.He must also be examined by an Immigration officer as specified at section 26 (1) of the Immigration act.
iv. A superintendent Engineer is a crew member by the defination of section 51 (1) of the Immigration act, so he also must possess a valid seaman’s book whether or not he disembarks is immaterial. He is expected to submit himself for examination before an Immigration officer in accordiance with section 26 (1) of the Immigration act.
4. That any person who arrives a port in Nigeria as a stowaway or attemting to stowaway shall be treated as prohibited immigrant and should not be admitted into Nigeria and the cost of repatriation of such a person from Nigeria be borne by the owner or the shipping agent.
5. Any crew member joining ship in Nigeria is expected to be in possession of the following:
i. Letter from the Agents of the vessel confirming that he is joining a vessel in a Nigeria port.
Similarly no crew member who is a citizen of Ngeria shall be discharged in Nigeria without the consent of the Immigration authorities.Such crew member will obtain transit permit on disembarkation from the vessel to enable him join his flight out the country.
6. That all vessel that bring prohibited immigrant (which include passengers without visa) into the country shall be liable to pay a carrier liability fine of US $2000 per such number of passengers so declared as prohibited or refused entry.
7. For all practical purpose and in accordiance with the Immigration mannual, when an Immigration officer boards a vessel for clearance,he is expected to ask for the crew list and the seaman book for examination .When the documents are produced there may not be further need to request for contact papers .He will then request the captain of the vessel to ask all crew members to come out of their cabins for Immigration clearance one after the other.If in the process a crew member is found without a seaman book or valid passport he will be regarded as a prohibited immigrant and adequate sanctions meted out against him.
8. Crew members working on coaster vessels that remain in Nigeria territorial waters for more than 90 days are expected to arrive with STR and get Regularized
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