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Yaounde Code of Conduct, a Needful Alliance

Trans-border cooperation in mitigating illicit maritime activities remains necessary due to the transnational nature of maritime insecurity. High incidents of sea banditry, piracy, and associated crimes within the maritime domain contributed to the under-utilization of the resource-landed Gulf of Guinea region. Read on to understand how the implementation of the Yaounde Code of Conduct has … Continue reading Yaounde Code of Conduct, a Needful Alliance

Piracy is not the Only – None the Main – Topic in the GoG

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is the focus of media attention. However, this area is also home to many other threats with equally high human and economic costs. Illegal fishing, drug trafficking, pollution, illegal immigration... there is no shortage of issues that weaken the region, but they do not all receive the same media … Continue reading Piracy is not the Only – None the Main – Topic in the GoG

Gulf of Guinea: Italian Frigate Joins Ghana to Struggle Against Piracy

Piracy in GoG Italian navy takes seriously piracy threat in the Gulf of Guinea. On april 2021, the Italian frigate docked at the port of Tema, Ghana, in order to conduct a training program for 187 Ghanaian soldiers. Night exercise and patrol surveillance were conducted. The aim of these serials is to support Ghanaian counter-piracy … Continue reading Gulf of Guinea: Italian Frigate Joins Ghana to Struggle Against Piracy

Gulf of Guinea: A Pirate Hunting Area

MDAT-GoGVoluntary Reporting Area (VRA) While the world's attention was diverted by COVID-19, piracy and armed attacks against ship crews remain a serious problem, requiring a concerted response from the international community at the highest level. According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), 135 maritime kidnappings were recorded in 2020 - and 130 of them took … Continue reading Gulf of Guinea: A Pirate Hunting Area

Denmark to deploy a Danish Frigate to the Gulf of Guinea

Gulf of Guinea: Denmark to Deploy a Frigate to Combat Piracy.

The Danish government announced the future deployment, from November 2021 until March 2022, of a Danish frigate in the Gulf of Guinea. The frigate’s mission is to combat maritime piracy in the area where pirates extend their actions, from Ghana to Equatorial Guinea. Considered as the most dangerous region in the world, the area continues … Continue reading Gulf of Guinea: Denmark to Deploy a Frigate to Combat Piracy.