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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September 17, 2020

Validation of Maritime Security Course Modules 14th – 15th September, 2020

The KAIPTC has just completed a two day module validation meeting to review the modules submitted by module developers for the course on Maritime Security Culture […]
August 21, 2020

Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea Dialogue Series

Webinar on Pandemics, Maritime Crime and Response Mechanisms in the Gulf of Guinea

Date: 22nd Sept. 2020
Time: 10 am GMT.