All commercial vessels in Nigeria now have three months to get their papers in order

Nigeria is introducing a registration system which means that all commercial vessels must have a license if they want to enter Nigerian waters. The system will be introduced three months from now.

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All commercial vessels operating in Nigeria must be registered if they want to be able to operate in Nigerian waters.

Reuters reports that the country's government has introduced a new system which means that ships must have a license.

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