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        West Africa: the decline of piracy in 2021

        The Gulf of Guinea has been the global epicentre of maritime crime and piracy for some time now. However, throughout 2021 the well-established trend of increasing incidents, often involving the..

        Kidnapping - 12nm NE FPSO Ceibo

        Reporting indicates that a Chinese fishing vessel has come under attack whilst operating offshore Equatorial Guinea Mbini Area. The attack is reported to have occurred within territorial waters.

        Kidnapping - 48nm SW Luba

        Reporting indicates that a containership has been attacked at location 03 11 N -007 49 E, 48nm SW Luba.

        West Africa: where have the pirates gone?

        The Gulf of Guinea has been the global epicentre of maritime crime and piracy for some time now. However, throughout 2021 the well-established trend of increasing incidents, often involving the..

        National Oil Corporation (NOC) Kidnapping

        The National Oil Corporation (NOC) condemns the kidnapping of two of its employees and demands their immediate release.

        Gunmen attack passenger boat, kidnap eight in Rivers

        Eight persons who were travelling to Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on a passenger boat have been kidnapped along the Kula-Abonrma waterway in Rivers State.

        Deep Blue Project: How Will Success Be Measured?

        Nigeria’s delayed ‘Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure’ framework, also known as The Deep Blue Project (DBP), is finally set to commence this month, several years..

        Will a new anti- piracy framework solve the Gulf of Guinea's piracy woes?

        The latest self-enforcing regional commitments aimed at improving maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea were announced last week by the Inter Regional Coordination Centre Yaoundé (ICC) and the..

        How insecurity affects the lives of everyone in the Niger Delta

        Nigeria has an urgent insecurity problem. News from the country often emphasises insecurity related to Islamic insurgents in Northern Nigeria, organised armed banditry involving Fulani herdsmen,..

        Why pirates attack: Geospatial evidence

        "I believe the title of pirate should be given to those who come to our waters illegally.”