West Africa

  • 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 […]

  • Improving Maritime Safety and Security

    GHANA|  Commander Leonard Milliken, Commanding Officer of USS Simpson (FFG-56), a United States Naval Vessel, has stressed the need to strengthen global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities, in […]

  • Privatising Nigeria’s Security

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has come under criticism following the decision to outsource a considerable part of its maritime security requirements to the private sector. Maritime Security: Government’s Disguised […]