Marine Service

Navigating the dynamic and often challenging waters of Nigeria’s inland waterways demands expertise, vigilance, and unwavering dedication—qualities that define the Marine Services division of the National Inland Waterways Authority.

With a mandate encompassing safety enforcement, emergency response, and maritime security, our highly trained personnel and cutting-edge assets stand ready to safeguard lives, property, and the marine environment. Through proactive patrols, surveillance operations, and community outreach initiatives, we deter illegal activities such as piracy, smuggling, and environmental degradation while promoting a culture of safety, professionalism, and environmental stewardship among waterway users. Our commitment to excellence ensures that Nigeria’s inland waterways remain safe, secure, and accessible for all.

Vessel Traffic Management
Maritime Law Enforcement
Search and Rescue Operations
Navigational Assistance
Safety Inspections and Audits
Maritime Security

Waterways Safety Guidelines

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