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NSML
EQUIPPING THE BGT FLEET WITH WORLD-CLASS PERSONNEL
 

NLNG SHIP MANAGEMENT LIMITED

NSML is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nigeria LNG Limited, set up to give dedicated attention to providing, developing and managing high calibre personnel for NLNG's maritime business, with aspirations to provide such services to third parties in the future. NSML fully kicked off its activities in 2010 and is currently in its nascent organisational development phase.

 NSML has continued to pursue the Nigerianisation Plan currently on the BGT vessels. From amongst its workforce of the shipboard officers, Nigerianisation has yielded six Captains and four Chief Engineers, all of which have now been deployed to the newly created NLNG Shipmanagement Services (NLNGSS).

From 2002 to 2011, a total of 182 cadets completed their cadetship training program in UK maritime colleges. As part of their training, all cadets go on board BGT vessels for practical experience; this is aimed at instilling in them the discipline required for succesful career at sea and at meeting the competency certification requirements of the STCW 9f regulations.

While in 2008 to 2010, a total of 72 Cadets were recruited. Their cadetship training started at Warsash Maritime Academy and Glasgow College of Nautical Studies (now City of Glasgow College) in the UK which takes three years. In 2011, 10 were recruited and they have commenced training in the UK in January 2012.

NSML currently has 153 Nigerian officers in its employment and has extended its portfolio to cover the management and training of cadets, a function previously handled by fleet managers SSML and AESM. Currently, BGT utilizes the services of 343 Ratings employed by GMS. This number is expected to grow to 400 in 2012 when NSML will commence direct employment and management of Ratings as approved by the NSML Board of Directors.

NLNG continues to support the Nigerian Maritime Academy, Oron, to train manpower for the industry. Warsash Maritime Academy, Southampton, was engaged to review the Academy's STCW 93 courses. They (Warsash Maritime Academy) are also required to help facilitate the accreditation process of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, to enable them issue MCA approved certificates. The cost for these projects which includes purchase, installation and test-running some equipment for the Academy is fully borne by Nigeria LNG Limited. The COmpany has spent ofer US $100,000 on the equipment, besides sponsorship of four lecturers and a Life craft Technician to United Kingdom for training recently. In 2010, NLNG made a donation to facilitate training of officers in Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat (PSCRB) worth N40 million to the Academy.

Year of Recruitment/Graduation Total number of Recruited Cadets Total number of Graduated Cadets
1998 11 0
1999 13 0
2000 19 0
2001 25 11
2002 9 12
2003 23 19
2004 0 24
2005 29 8
2006 28 21
2007 27 0
2008 34 29
2009 22 23
2010 16 22
2011 10 24

 

 

 

 
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