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Gulf of Guinea, East Africa record increased pirate attacks in 2017  

Senate advises NIMASA to fast-track anti-piracy project

  The Senate, on Wednesday, urged the Nigerian Maritime Administrative and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to fast -track the implementation of the Deep Blue Sea project. It...

Navy deploys 15 warships for anti-piracy exercise

Navy deploys 15 warships for anti-piracy exercise

The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Obed Ngalabak says the Navy has deployed 15 warships and over 500 personnel to the annual...

Navy deploys 15 warships for anti-piracy exercise

Navy deploys 15 warships for anti-piracy exercise

The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Obed Ngalabak says the Navy has deployed 15 warships and over 500 personnel to the annual...

Pakistan quits anti-piracy task force amid worsening US ties

Pakistan quits anti-piracy task force amid worsening US ties

Pakistan’s navy is no longer part of the counterpiracy Combined Task Force (CTF) that operates in the western Indian Ocean, according to officials. The decision to...

Gulf of Guinea: Nigeria hosts regional navies to boost anti-piracy war 

Gulf of Guinea: Nigeria hosts regional navies to boost anti-piracy war 

Disturbed by the recurring attacks on vessels, theft of economic and natural resources at sea, proliferation of firearms and its attendant violence in the region, naval...

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A case for urgent action on the anti-piracy bill

A recent global maritime report on Nigeria has been damning; for the second consecutive quarter, Nigeria clinched the number one spot in the number of recorded pirate...

EU extends anti-piracy operation in Somalia  

EU extends anti-piracy operation in Somalia  

European shipowners have welcomed the European Union’s decision to extend its anti-piracy operation in Somalia codenamed Operation Atalanta until the end of 2020. On...

Britain’s last postal ship to return as anti-piracy armoury

The RMS St. Helena, Britain’s last working postal ship, was for nearly three decades the main source of contact between one of humanity’s remotest islands and the...

Navy arrests sea robbers in Rivers

Navy deploys warships, helicopters for anti-piracy exercise

The Nigerian Navy has deployed four warships and two helicopters in a joint multinational maritime exercise codenamed “Obangame”. The exercise tagged “Obangame...

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Somali regional anti-piracy chief says sacked over illegal fishing comments

The head of anti-piracy operations in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia said he had been fired for speaking out about illegal fishing, which he claims could...

NATO ends anti-piracy operation; Seychelles to continue to monitor sea threats

NATO ends anti-piracy operation; Seychelles to continue to monitor sea threats

A decade after the Somali pirate threat began to paralyze the maritime trade off East Africa, harming Seychelles’ tourism numbers in the process, NATO on Thursday...

Bimco welcomes extension of EU anti-piracy operation off Somalia  

Shipping association Bimco has welcomed this week’s decision by the EU Council to extend the mandate of the EUNAVFOR Operation “Atalanta” to combat...