NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY
 
AREAS APPROVED FOR SHIP TO SHIP (STS) AND SHIP TO RIG (STR) OPERATIONS OFFSHORE LAGOS
 
Please be informed that as part of measures to checkmate illegal marine related activities on our waters, improve efficiency, security, safety and environmental protection, all Ship to Ship (STS) and Ship to Rig (STR) tanker transfer operations offshore Lagos shall be carried out within the following designated areas as indicated:
 
LAGOS STS ZONE COORDINATES
The designated STS & STR Offshore Lagos has the following coordinates:
06019’00.00”N – 03015’58.00”E
06012’00.00”N – 03015’58.00”E
06013’00.00”N – 03024’00.00”E
06019’20.99”N – 03021’15.05”E
 
In addition to the above, please take note of the following designated areas off-shore Lagos
 
NPA DESIGNATED LAGOS ANCHORAGE
NPA designated Anchorage Area has an area of 16.3 NM2 and a perimeter of 17NM
06023’39.00”N – 03015’58.00”E
06023’39.00”N – 03021’54.00”E
06020’35.00”N – 03015’58.00”E
06020’35.00”N – 03020’43.00”E
 
SECURE ANCHORAGE AREA (SAA)
The SAA has the centre point at 06’17’18.00”N – 03’12’00.00”E and has a radius of 2.5NM
 
The SAA is surrounded by a 2NM Maritime Exclusion Zone (MEZ) i.e. total radius of 4.5NM from the centre point
 
The total area of the SAA is 18NM2
 
The total area of the SAA and MEZ combined is 62NM2
 
NO ANCHORAGE AREA
The No Anchorage Area has an area of c178NM2 and a perimeter of 52.8 NM
06023’39.00”N – 03021’54.00”E
06020’35.00”N – 03020’43.00”E
06013’00.00”N – 03024’00.00”E
06013’00.00”N – 03037’00.00”E
06025’24.00”N – 03037’00.00”E
 
This is also to inform you that the Nigeria Navy will ensure strict compliance of this directive by embarking on continuous enforcement operations.
 
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