IMO workshop tackles W. Africa piracy

18 countries attended maritime crime meeting.

West, Central Africa Meet To Boost Regional Maritime Security

A regional workshop organised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), in cooperation with the Government of Angola, was held in Luanda, Angola between March 24 and 27, to discuss the implementation of the Code of Conduct concerning the repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activities in West and Central Africa, through the establishment of the Inter-regional Coordination Centre (ICC), to be based in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

“The workshop brought together senior officers from 18 countries at management level, who are responsible for maritime issues and are familiar with international maritime instruments, regional agreements, and their country’s policies on the maritime sector,” the IMO said in a statement posted on its website.

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