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Nigeria launches Deep Blue maritime security project

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President Muhammadu Buhari has officially launched Nigeria’s Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure programme, also known as the Deep Blue Project, which aims...

Crew kidnapped from Ghanaian fishing vessel as West African piracy continues

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Five crew are reported kidnapped off the Ghanaian fishing vessel Iris S in the Gulf of Guinea in the latest incident of piracy in...

Piracy to come under the spotlight at IMDEC 2021

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Piracy, smuggling and trafficking will come under the spotlight at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (IMDEC) in Ghana in July. The Ghanaian Navy...

World maritime body wants action on Gulf of Guinea piracy

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The Gulf of Guinea is repeatedly the worst body of water in the world for mariners with high rates of piracy which a top...

Gulf of Guinea retains world piracy hotspot status

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Africa, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, remains the world hotspot for piracy with 43% of all incidents reported in the first quarter of this...

Crew kidnapped in chemical tanker hijacking off Nigeria

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On 11 March, about 220 nautical miles south-southwest of Lagos, the Malta-flagged chemical tanker Davide B was boarded by nine armed men and 15...

Piracy off West Africa at “breaking point”

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The seas off West Africa, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, are synonymous with piracy and other maritime crime. Respected maritime risk and security analysts...

De Haas interceptors delivered to Nigeria

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The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has received more DHM1050 interceptor boats from De Haas Maasluis in the Netherlands for its Deep...

International Maritime Organisation urges action to deter piracy in Gulf of...

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The United Nations’ International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has expressed deep concern about the escalation in the number and severity of attacks on ships and...

ISS: Gulf of Guinea piracy: a symptom, not a cause, of...

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Focusing on piracy is counter-productive if strategies neglect other maritime security problems in coastal communities. Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea appears to be worse...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...