Gulf of Guinea

Piracy still high in Gulf of Guinea, says IMB

Piracy still high in Gulf of Guinea, says IMB

The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has declared in its latest report that piracy remains high in the Gulf of Guinea, with reports showing that…

British Foreign Secretary visits NNS Unity Naval Dockyard

British Foreign Secretary visits NNS Unity Naval Dockyard

The United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, visited the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Unity at the Naval Dockyard in Victoria Island Lagos, in a bid to strengthen the bilateral relationship…

Africa set to tackle piracy, other maritime crimes, says Dakuku Peterside

Africa set to tackle piracy, other maritime crimes, says Dakuku Peterside

The Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that Maritime Administrations (MARADs) in Africa are set to tackle the twin issue of piracy…

Nigeria loses N7 trn annually to maritime insecurity, says Dogara

Nigeria loses N7 trn annually to maritime insecurity, says Dogara

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Monday disclosed that Nigeria loses N7 trillion revenue annually due to insecurity in the maritime sector and revenue leakages. Dogara made the…

Six Crew kidnapped from Cargo Ship off Nigeria

Six Crew kidnapped from Cargo Ship off Nigeria

Six crew members have been kidnapped from a general cargo vessel off Nigeria, according to ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) report. Pirates boarded an unidentified ship while it was…

Nigerian Navy to acquire 14 assault boats to boost maritime security

Nigerian Navy to acquire 14 assault boats to boost maritime security

The Nigerian Navy has disclosed plans to acquire 14 assault boats from South Africa, to boost its capacity building efforts in tackling maritime crimes. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice…

ITF calls for Safe release of kidnapped BBC Caribbean Crew

ITF calls for Safe release of kidnapped BBC Caribbean Crew

A number of seafarer unions are calling for a fast but reasoned response to the kidnapping of eight crew members from the 2008-built general cargo ship BBC Caribbean in…

Pirates attack general cargo ship, abduct 8 crew members in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates attack general cargo ship, abduct 8 crew members in Gulf of Guinea

A general cargo ship BBC Caribbean was attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea on 45 nautical miles south-west off Brass, Nigeria. The accident happened near Pennington Oil Terminal…

African Heads of State sign Charter on Maritime Security

African Heads of State sign Charter on Maritime Security

African leaders have adopted and signed a draft Charter on Maritime Safety, Security and Development. The agreement is aimed at establishing a roadmap on maritime security in Africa and causing…

Maritime Domain Security: Dryad says kidnapping continues in Gulf of Guinea

Maritime Domain Security: Dryad says kidnapping continues in Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea witnessed a continuation of the high levels of piracy seen in the first quarter of the year as 14 attacks occurred off the Niger Delta in…