LiMA Recommits To Greener Shipping Treaty On World Maritime Day

(Monrovia –  September 29 each year is celebrated globally as World Maritime Day. The day is set aside to focus attention on the importance of maritime safety, security and the sustainable management of the world’s aquatic environment. These celebrations are geared towards underscoring the important role maritime shipping plays in the world’s economic systems and development.
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Liberia Joins Global Maritime Security Network

Venice, Italy -  Liberia, through the Armed Forces of Liberia, has become the newest member of the multinational Trans-Regional Maritime Network (T-RMN).
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LiMA Vows Full Cooperation With Korean Authorities in Rape Allegations of 2 Officials

Monrovia, Liberia - The Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA), has received with grave concern reports of the arrest on allegations of sexual assault and rape by two staffers of LiMA in the Port City of Busan, South Korea.
The two Officials, Mr. Moses Owen Browne (Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the IMO) and Mr. Daniel Tarr (Director of the Department of Marine Environmental Protection), were in South Korea attending the International Maritime Organization (IMO) GHG SMART Practical Training and Study Visit (September 19-23, 2022) when this alleged incident occurred.
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Two Stranded Vessels In Liberia’s Waters Pose No Threat to Navigation

Monrovia Liberia October 28, 2022: The Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) wishes to notify the public of two incidents it is currently handling involving vessels that encountered propulsion and safety difficulties in the jurisdictional waters of Liberia.
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Working To Protect Fish Resources; Commissioner Nagbe On Liberia’s Fight To Leave EU Yellow Card List

The Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) Lenn Eugene Nagbe says the collaborative efforts pioneered by LiMA and the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) are not solely seeking to get Liberia off the European Union yellow card list but steps taken to protect the country’s resources particularly fish.
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Press Update on the Case of Moses Owen Brown and Daniel Tarr Republic of Korea


Monrovia Liberia - The trial of Mr. Moses Owen Brown, Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Mr. Daniel Tarr, Director of the Marine Environmental Protection Department of the Liberia Maritime Authority is scheduled to commence on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, in Busan, South Korea.

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Liberia Makes Strong Case for Top IMO Seat

(London 08/02/2023) A high-level Government of Liberia delegation, led by the Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) Lenn Eugene Nagbe, has made a compelling case for ‘’Category A" membership with the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
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High Level Delegation From Regional Maritime University Visits Liberia

Liberia Maritime Commissioner Lenn Eugene Nagbe on Tuesday received in audience a high-level delegation from the Regional Maritime University (RMU), who are on a working visit to Liberia.

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LiMA Hosts High Level Stakeholders Engagement Meeting On IMSAS Audit


Stakeholders in Liberia’s maritime sector have met in Monrovia to vet the country’s preparedness for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS).

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Press Update on the Case of Moses Owen Browne and Daniel Tarr in the Republic of Korea

Monrovia, Liberia - The Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) has been informed by Pureum Law Office, the Korean law firm hired by the Government of the Republic of Liberia to represent Messrs. Moses Owen Browne and Daniel Tarr in their sexual assault case, that on today, April 5, 2023 at the hour of 2:00 p.m. (Korean Time), at the scheduled Verdict Hearing, the Court in Busan, Korea, has found both Messrs. Browne and Tarr guilty of Sexual Assault.

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Liberia Joins US Initiative to Address Atlantic Issues

Liberia has accepted a United States Government’s invitation to join the Atlantic Cooperation Initiative, a Forum of African, Caribbean, European, and American states that share coastlines with the Atlantic Ocean.

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Commissioner Lighe Hails Greek Shipping Community’s Role In Liberian Registry Growth At Posidonia 2024

The Liberian Registry commemorated its 75th anniversary at Posidonia 2024, emphasizing its enduring collaboration with the Greek Shipping Community. The event spotlighted the substantial contributions of Greek shipowners to the Registry's development and its lasting legacy in maritime safety, security, and environmental protection. This milestone celebration underscored the pivotal role of the Greek Shipping Community in establishing Liberia as one of the largest and most trusted registries worldwide.

A central highlight of the anniversary was the recognition of the Liberian Maritime Training Institute's impact on local development. Founded by the Registry, the institute provides top-tier maritime education and job placement for Liberian youth, significantly benefiting the local economy. The Liberian government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Liberia Maritime Authority, reaffirmed its dedication to supporting the Registry and tackling global maritime challenges, including security and freedom of navigation.

In his address, Liberia Maritime Authority Commissioner/CEO Cllr. Neto Zarzar Lighe announced the imminent renewal of a cooperative maritime agreement with the People's Republic of China, which promises considerable cost savings for shipowners. He emphasized the importance of maintaining strong relationships between the Registry and shipowners, advocating for continued collaboration to uphold shared values of safety, security, and environmental protection. The speech concluded with appreciation for the global staff of the Liberian Registry and the Greek Shipping Community, expressing confidence in the Registry's future as a dynamic force in the maritime industry.

Commissioner Lighe Steps Up Liberia’s Preparedness For IMSAS Audit -Makes Technical Assessment Visit To Port of Buchanan


The Commissioner/CEO of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA), Cllr. Neto Zarzar Lighe Sr. is taking deliberate steps to strengthen Liberia’s preparedness for the upcoming International Maritime Organization Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) scheduled to take place in November this year, by making sightseeing and technical assessment visit to the Port of Buchanan on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, to ascertain the country’s readiness for the audit.

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Commissioner Lighe Wants LMTI Upgraded to University Level


The Liberian maritime program is regarded for its consistent excellence and innovation in service delivery in the global maritime industry. To this end, the Commissioner /CEO of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA), Cllr. Neto Zarzar Lighe, Sr. has placed, at the core of his leadership's strategic vision, the need to enhance the program capabilities to remain competitive in the constantly evolving global maritime industry.

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Commissioner Lighe Commits to Increase Women’s Quota in Maritime Labor Force


-Promises Deliberate Actions at International Day For Women in Maritime Fest
Monrovia, Liberia - Statistics show that women’s quota in the maritime industry labor force is at an unacceptable 1.3% or 24,059 out of the 1.89 million seafarers globally.

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Commissioner Lighe Begins Official Duties at LiMA

The Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) family welcomed Cllr. Neto Zarzar Lighe Sr. as its new Commissioner/CEO at a very brief ceremony on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the Corporate Headquarters of the institution.
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LiMA Board Endorses Key Instruments at Second Meeting

Monrovia, Liberia - The Board of Directors of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) has endorsed key instruments that underpin the operations of the institution at its second meeting on Monday, May 13, 2024, at the Authority’s headquarters in Congo Town, Monrovia. 
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LiMA Collaborates with KAIPTC to Launch Code of Practice for Women in Maritime Security Domain


Monrovia, Liberia - The The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra Ghana (KAIPTC), in collaboration with the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA), launched the Code of Practice for Women in the Maritime Security Domain on Thursday, May 8, 2024 in Monrovia. The initiative is supported by the Government of Denmark through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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LiMA Holds Pre-joining Familiarization Seminar for Cadets at LMTI

The Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA), through its Department of Manning, held a two-day pre-joining familiarization seminar for cadets at the Liberia Maritime Training Institute (LMTI) in collaboration with the school’s teaching staff from April 9-10, 2024. The seminar is part of the Department of Manning deliverables earmarked for the year 2024 under the Authority’s multi-year strategic plan.
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LiMA Formulates Multi-year Strategic Roadmap Towards A Vibrant Maritime Sector

The Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) has begun the process of formulating a multi-year strategic plan that will guide the institution’s operations over five years, 2024-2029. The process got underway on April 4, 2024, with a two-day strategic working retreat in Ganta, Nimba County, under the theme: “Rethinking And Setting The Agenda for a Vibrant Maritime Sector”.
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Commissioner Lighe Makes a working visit to maritime facilities in Monrovia

Barely a fortnight into his stint as commissioner, Commissioner/CEO Cllr. Neto Zarzar Lighe Sr. of the Liberia Maritime Authority made a number of working visits to maritime facilities in Monrovia, on March 26, 2024.
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Liberia Elevates “Category A” Election Quest At IMO


The Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) Lenn Eugene Nagbe is canvassing tooth and nail to ensure that Liberia gets elected to Category A of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in the shipping industry’s regulator’s upcoming election in December 2023.

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Liberia Deposit of Ratified Hong Kong Convention Brings Critical Maritime Environmental Safety Instrument into Force

Liberia has taken a major leap towards ensuring that the environment is protected in the operations of the global ship recycling industry by depositing the country’s ratified Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships. This milestone decision paves the way for the treaty to come into full force in two years after attaining the required threshold of member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The instrument was deposited with IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, by the Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority, Lenn Eugene Nagbe on June 26, 2023 in London.
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The Liberia Maritime Authority ("LİMA") has been informed by the owners of the Liberia flagged vessel, KMAX RULER, that it was struck by an anti- radar mnissile on or about November 8, 2023 near Pivdennyi Seaport in the Ukrainian city of Yuzhne near Odesa, killing a Ukrainian pilot, injuring three (3) crew members (Filipino nationals), and damaging the vessel's bridge and superstructure.

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Liberia Validates National Maritime Security Strategy

The Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) and stakeholders in the Liberian maritime domain have validated the country’s first-ever National Maritime Security Strategy after months of scrutiny.
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Liberia Elected to Category A of IMO Council for 2024-2025 Biennium


The Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA) is immensely pleased to announce that Liberia has been elected to Category ‘A’ of the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the 33rd Assembly session of the organization in London on Friday, 1 December 2023. This followed a hotly contested election. The Assembly is the highest decision-making body of the IMO. It meets biennially to approve the decisions of the organization.

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US Coast Guard Delegation Praises Liberia's Commitment to Continual ISPS Security Compliance


MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Thursday 7 December 2023): On the morning of December 7, 2023, the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA), as Designated Authority of Liberia’s International Port Security Program held a meeting with a delegation from the United States Coast Guard to mark the end of a weeklong ISPS assessment visit that was aimed at examining the enforcement of Anti-Terrorism Measures at Liberia’s port facilities. This was a follow-up visit. The team was here in October 2022.

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Eugene Nagbe Resigns as Maritime Commissioner

en-res Former Commissioner Lenn Eugene Nagbe and Officer-In-Charge Deputy Commissioner Emmanuel N. Reeves

The Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA), Eugene Lenn Nagbe, has drawn the curtains on his five-year tenure with two years left.

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