Daniel Edwin, a crewing professional in this article compares two flag states- Nigerian and Ghana.

“…NIMASA has inadvertently caused several missed opportunities for experienced seafarers of Nigerian descent registered under her flag state. The limitation of the Nigerian issued Class I and Class II Certificate of Competency has restricted our Seafarers to within Nigerian territorial waters while their counterparts in Ghana, Singapore, Australia, etc. are leveraging their licenses to work globally.

At this critical time where every opportunity counts, we encourage NIMASA to approach IMO to regularize her Class I and Class II COC licenses to the comprehensive and competitive category like those issued by GMA, and save our seafarers from this web called “Near Coastal Voyage”, he writes.

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