ISMI Strengthens Africa’s Gulf Of Guinea Ship Targeting And Ship Search Capabilities
As the main entry points for goods, ports are of strategic importance to African economies, worldwide, 90% of trade is carried out by the sea.
In Africa, the Gulf of Guinea and more precisely the Central and West coasts which are among the most frequented intercontinental crossroads constitute an area of increasing concentration of all types of vessels. Naturally, this density of traffic is viewed favourably by fraud organizations to carry out all kinds of crimes which include drugs, fake medicines, protected species, weapons among others.
The Interregional Maritime Security Institute (ISMI) cannot remain indifferent to these threats and has taken its responsibilities. Thus, the 2nd phase of the training course on targeting and searching ships ends today in Dakar, which is home to the emblematic port of the subregion.