West Africa

  • Port Insecurity

    US Coast Guard officials currently in Nigeria to conduct International Port Security training have noted that none of the facilities visited can boast adequate security arrangements. Nigeria: U.S. Threatens Country […]

  • Partnership with Global West

    The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) explains why it is partnering with Global West Vessel Specialists Nigeria Limited to secure Nigeria maritime domain. NIMASA: Why We’re Partnering Global […]

  • Sea Pirates Flee Bayelsa Creeks

    Ex-Militants and sea pirates operating on Nembe and Ogbia waterways have fled their camps following a crackdown on them by the Joint Military Task Force, JTF, codenamed “Operation Pulo Shield”. […]

  • $35m on Anti-piracy Training

    Strengthening maritime cooperation between countries to combat piracy. US Spends $35m on Anti-piracy Trainings in Africa United States (US) Sunday said it has committed about $35 million into the training […]

  • Piracy Doubles off West Africa

    According to maritime risk company AKE the number of attacks is likely to rise further, while incidents are taking place further out to sea. Piracy doubles off West Africa LONDON – […]

  • Outsourcing Security

    The Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency’s DG Patrick Akpobolokemi, explains the controversial decision to outsource a part of the agency’s security responsibilities NIMASA DG Explains N16bn Maritime Security Deal […]

  • Nigerian Waterways Security Controversy

    The decision of the federal government to hand over the security of Nigerian waterways to a concessionaire is facing stiff opposition from stakeholders. The recent federal government decision to concession […]

  • West African Piracy Increases

    The violent attack on a Dutch cargo ship off the Nigerian coast has highlighted the increase in piracy in the area. An umbrella group of insurers have designated the coastal […]

  • Pirates Open Fire on Nigerian Tanker

    Pirates opened fire Wednesday on a Nigerian-owned oil tanker about 80 nautical miles off Port Harcourt. The ship managed to escape after crew members enforced anti-piracy measures and increased vessel […]

  • Nigerian Pirates Kidnap 2 Crew

    Nigerian pirates armed with machine guns fired at a Curacao-flagged vessel anchored at Port Harcourt before boarding the ship. The pirates robbed the crew before fleeing in a small speedboat with […]

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