West Africa

  • IMB warns of GoG threat

    Will Ross The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) says kidnappings in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea have risen significantly and now account for almost 95% of global kidnappings at sea. This […]

  • NIMASA DG says what?

    By Shulammite ‘Foyeku The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Bashir Jamoh, has raised the alarm that Somali pirates are now active in Nigerian waters and the Gulf […]

  • NN suppressing piracy

    Protecting Nigeria’s territorial waters Despite that the Gulf of Guinea has been identified as global piracy hotbed, PRECIOUS IGBONWELUNDU reports that the sustained sea presence by the Nigerian Navy (NN) […]

  • GoG military exercise starts

    Nigeria joins military exercise in Gulf of Guinea The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday deployed six warships and 65 gunboats in a joint multinational maritime exercise comprising navies from 16 countries. […]

  • Delta hostages rescued

    Nigerian troops rescue 3 Russian sailors, 2 others after raid of pirates’ hideout By Sumaila Ogbaje Three Russian sailors, one Ukrainian and one Equatorial Guinean kidnapped by pirates since 9 […]

  • Covid piracy surge?

    by Theo Locherer The last quarterly report from the International Maritime Bureau shows the negative effects of the Covid-19 on maritime security. There tend to be significant upswings of piracy […]

  • WAF piracy: media to blame?

    West African piracy remains a threat but attacks are not becoming more frequent despite headline-grabbing abduction stories in the media. That is the view of Dirk Siebels, senior analyst at […]

  • Oil suspects handed over

    Sampson Itode The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Port Harcourt Zonal Office on Tuesday said it has commenced interrogation and investigation of 11 suspected oil bunkerers arrested in Rivers State […]

  • Nigeria targets pirates

    By Wale Odunsi The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday deployed troops on board six warships and 60 gunboats for a special military exercise. The drill targets pirates, oil smugglers and other […]

  • Improve WAF marsec

    Muhammad Irfan The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday called on the Gulf of Guinea countries to consolidate efforts to fight piracy in the region. According to the ministry, two Russian […]

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