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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..

        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..

        The ISPS Code and Modern Maritime Security

        This edition of METIS Inform considers whether the International Ship and Port Facility Code (ISPS) adequately accounts for the nuance of the multidimensional, varying, and evolving nature of risk in..

        HRA UPDATE: Designated Risk Areas – Arbitrary Lines or Useful Tools for the Illustration of Risk?

        This edition of METIS Inform is a revised issue of a piece we published in May 2021. The content of that piece has since partly come to fruition, with the shipping industry noting the need for a..

        What are the implications of the M/T MERCER STREET incident?

        On July 29th, the Panama-flagged oil tanker M/T MERCER STREET was attacked off the coast of Oman, resulting in the deaths of two onboard personnel: a Romanian national, understood to be the vessel..

        What can be learned from the IUU Fishing-Piracy Nexus?

        Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is an overarching term which refers to a combination of illicit fishing practices. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)..

        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..

        Designated Risk Areas - Arbitrary Lines or Useful Tools for the Illustration of risk?

        The ownership and authority to define risk based on the parameters and locations of HRAs continues to be contested and fraught with issues and unintended consequences.

        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..