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NPA suspends operation of service boats to IOCs and other debtor companies

May restrict Egina FPSO’s access to Nigerian waterways
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has, with immediate effect, suspended service boats operations in all its pilotage districts until the full settlement of debts accruing from unpaid pilotage dues by IOCs and other beneficiaries of the services. This is coming just as the organisation gave indication that it might prevent Engina FPSO , which is due to arrive Nigeria in January, 2018 from accessing  the Nigerian waterways. According to a statement signed by  Abdullahi Goje, General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications at the NPA,  the decision to stop the operation of service boats to debtor companies followed the failure and refusal  of the  affected companies to honour their obligations to the Authority in spite of several reminders over a couple of months to this effect. Given the fact that the companies some of whose indebtedness run into tens of millions of dollars outstanding for over two years ignored the advice giv…