Ensuring a safer and secured maritime domain along the Gulf of Guinea has become a great concern for littoral countries bordering this region. Despite the vast deposits of marine resources, the region has become a hotspot for criminal activities at sea including illegal fishing, maritime piracy and armed robbery, drug and human smuggling. The operations of pirates in the region is characterized by high levels of violence and high increased death toll of crew. Indeed, the surge in violent cases have become a cause for concern for states, security analysts and other maritime stakeholders. Certainly, the implications on the cost of sea-based trade cannot be under-estimated as insurers of containers jack up premiums in a region that pursues greater trade relations with the rest of the world through sea-based transport.

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March 21, 2021

Conference on Challenges and Prospects for International Cooperation on Maritime Domain Awareness in West Africa

6th – 7th February 2020 In addressing the unending reports on piracy, armed robbery and other maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea, the Yaoundé Code […]
March 21, 2021

Maritime Security Project for the Gulf of Guinea (2nd Rotating Technical Meeting)

The Gulf of Guinea region has over the years achieved notoriety as a hot spot for criminal maritime activities including piracy, armed robbery at sea and […]