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        Only 14 West Central Africa countries conduct port checks on ships

        The Secretary General, Abuja Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, Captain Sunday Umoren, says only 14 out of 22 coastal countries in the West and Central Africa conduct inspections on..

        Vessel Boarded 55nm SSW Cotonou

        Reporting by the IMB has indicated that a vessel has been boarded 55nm SSW of Cotonou. 

        NIMASA, IMB Disagree Over Reason For Drop In Sea Piracy At GOG

        Following the drop in the volume of pirate attacks at the Gulf of Guinea (GOG), the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) have..

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area.  Cancel this Warning on the 22nd February at 2030 UTC.

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area.  Cancel this Warning on the 12th February at 2140 UTC.

        ECOWAS urges cooperation to end illegal fishing

        West African officials say that the scourge of illegal fishing can only be addressed with a regionally united front.

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area.  Cancel this Warning on the 10th February at 0600 UTC.

        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)..

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area.

        Ghana Navy to protect offshore oil fields

        The Ghana Navy has signed an agreement with Tullow Ghana Limited for Ghanaian Navy vessels to provide security services at the Jubilee and Tweneboa Enyenra Ntomme (TEN) oil fields off the country’s..