Presently, all Ports in Nigeria are operating on Maritime Security (MARSEC) Level One (1).
Before arrival of Vessel/Ship, Ship Agent and/or Ship Master must send a 72-hour pre-arrival notice to the port of destination to enable the Port Facility Security Officer / Port Security Officer (PFSO/PSO) make adequate security provisions for the Vessel as she arrives at berth.
Note: All visiting vessels within the category of ISPS compliant mandate must have International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) and a certified Ship Security Officer (SSO) on board.
- Copy of International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC)
- Certificate of Certified Ship Security Officer (SSO)
- Copy of Ship Security Assessment and Plan (SSA&P)
- ETA and ETD of the vessel
- Security level of the vessel
- Last ten (10) ports of call/Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR)
- Crew list
- Type of cargo
- Ship’s Particulars
- Any other relevant information
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) through its Security Department/ Terminal Security provides security at the Ports/Terminals as well as their landward and waterfront approaches together with the complement of regular and marine police units of the Ports Authority Police Commands (PAPCs), Authority-wide.
The Security Department also collaborates with relevant Government Security Agencies (GSAs), such as the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Department of State Services (DSS), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Port Health, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) etc.
All access control procedures into the ports are carried out in compliance with the provisions of the ISPS Code.
Waterfront patrol services are carried out in conjunction with the Harbours Department and the Ports Marine Police Unit.
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Maritime Security Contact Details