Secure anti-piracy anchorages
Despite piracy in region, SAAs have so far been 100% effective.
SAA offers secure, legal anchorage against pirates in Nigerian waters
By Lee Hong Liang from Singapore
A partnership project between the Nigerian Navy, Ocean Marine Security (OMS) and UK’s PGS Group is working to raise awareness on the availability of legalised security options for ships operating in Nigerian waters of West Africa.
The project saw the establishment in 2013 of the Secure Anchorage Area (SAA) and Secure Ship-To-Ship (STS) zone off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria for vessels that require a dedicated and compliant maritime security solution.
As the name suggests, the SAA is a zone where vessels can anchor safely without fear of pirate attacks and so far the zone has recorded a 100% success rate since operations commenced.
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