Overview

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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News & Events

April 15, 2021

DEVELOPING MARITIME SECURITY CULTURE IN THE GULF OF GUINEA COURSE

15th to 24th March, 2021 The Developing Maritime Security Culture in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) course organized at the City Escape Hotel in Prampram, from […]
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 […]