NSIB Issues Safety Recommendations, As It Releases Reports On Four Incidents, Accidents

The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), has issued at least 20 safety recommendations on four inter-modal transport incidents and accidents that that it has been working on.

These recommendations were made today, Friday, May 24, 2024, at a Press Briefing held by the agency in Abuja, which was also launched live online.

The Director General of the agency, Captain Alex Badeh Jnr., urged the expeditious implementation of the recommendations in order to enhance safety in the transport sector.

According to Badeh, the agency‘s team of experts have put in painstaking efforts to uncover the root causes of various incidents and accidents through meticulous analysis, research, and dedication.

He said “We understand the importance of sharing knowledge, lessons learned, and best practices with all stakeholders involved in the transportation industry. We can collectively strive towards a safer and more secure environment by fostering collaboration and open communication.

“Today, we are proud to present to you two Aviation incident final reports, one aviation incident preliminary report, and a marine accident preliminary report, along with safety recommendations.

“We hope these reports and recommendations will prevent future occurrences of similar accidents and incidents.”, he added.

The reports released include final report on serious incident involving Embraer EMB-145LR registered 5N-BVD operated by Air Peace Limited which occurred at Kaduna Airport, Kaduna on 14 January ,2021; final report on the incident involving a ground collision between a Lavatory Service Truck with fleet number 9/5 operated by Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) and a parked Boeing 737-300 aircraft registered 5N-DAB xoperated by Max Air Limited which occurred at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on 21 November 2021; preliminary report on serious Incident involving an MD-82 Aircraft Operated by Dana Airlines Limited Registered 5N-BKI, which Occurred on Runway 18l Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on 23 April 2024; and preliminary report on a boat accident that occurred at one nautical mile from Onono Jetty in Anambra West LGA, Anambra State en route Asaba Jetty in Asaba, Delta State on 10, April 2024 at about 12:30.

NSIB advised SAHCO Plc to ensure adherence to its Standard Operating Procedures and provisions in its manuals including sections section 3.3.4 and 3.5.2 and section and of its Ground Operations Manual.

Air Peace was also tasked to ensure that its personnel adhere to the company’s approved instruction, guidelines and procedures, including the requirements of Operations Manual Part A Chapter with regards to handling defects/damage to aircraft making appropriate entries of technical faults encountered in flights in the aircraft Technical Logbook and inspected by authorized personnel.

It also recommend to the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority that it should enhance its oversight of Kaduna airport to ensure operations are conducted in compliance with the relevant provisions of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations, including compliance with Part regarding regular testing of response time to evaluate effectiveness of the Fire-fighting service of the airport.

On the boat incident that happened between Delta and Anambra states, it was advised that all boats involved in commercial activities (goods and passengers) within the national inland waterways should be registered.

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