Gulf of Guinea
26 May 2021
Following the reports that about 95 per cent of sea piracy happened in the Gulf of Guinea in 2020, about 100 shipping companies, organisations and flag states have signed...
4 May 2021
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20 Apr 2021
The Gulf of Guinea has been described as the world’s piracy hotspot in 2021, going by the incessant attacks on vessels and kidnapping of seafarers.
4 Apr 2021
As part of efforts to stem insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria has agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three other African countries in the region
29 Mar 2021
Nigeria will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cameroon, Benin, and Equatorial Guinea to check rising insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea.
21 Mar 2021
The Nigerian Navy, yesterday, deployed six war ships, two tugboats, two helicopters and a Nigerian Airforce ATR42 aircraft to kick-start an international sea exercise, codenamed “Exercise Obangame Express 2021.”
12 Mar 2021
Pirates attacked tanker Davide B in the Gulf of Guinea and kidnapped 15 crew members, the Netherlands-based ship owner De Poli Shipmanagement said on Friday.
17 Feb 2021
The international community needs to take concrete actions towards protecting the vessels and crew operating in the Gulf of Guinea. A situation whereby crew members are freely taken hostage
10 Feb 2021
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has blamed the Federal Government’s refusal to engage critical stakeholders in tackling the insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea for the continued sea robbery
20 Jan 2021
The latest report by the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has shown that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea recorded the highest number of crew kidnapped in 2020. The report indicated that the Gulf of Guinea accounted for over 95 per cent of 135 crew members kidnapped globally during the period.
18 Dec 2020
There are concerns that the surge in cases of pirate attacks and kidnapping of crews on the Gulf of Guinea and Nigerian waters may further threaten the prospect of the maritime sector.
9 Dec 2020
With the latest piracy attack involving the kidnap of four seafarers, 122 crew members have so far been abducted from vessels in the Gulf of Guinea this year.