CRUDE OIL THEFT, DRUG SMUGGLING, ILLICIT FISHING: Nigeria’s story of stolen resources

SEA GUARDIAN Maritime Security Updates

Nigeria need to develop a national maritime strategy if our dear country is not to be left behind in this new dispensation of enhanced maritime domain awareness (MDA) and the obvious benefits accruable therein by sharing mechanisms with the navies/maritime regulatory agencies of Togo, Djibouti, Sao Tome and Principe, Cameroon, Ghana, Gabon, Benin and Equatorial Guinea who are linked one …

Navy reaffirms commitment to protecting maritime domain

SEA GUARDIAN Maritime Security Updates

The Nigerian Navy (NN) on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to protect the nation’s maritime domain against piracy and other criminal activities. The Chief of Naval Staff, (CNS) Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, made the statement while briefing newsmen on the CNS Annual Sea Exercise, Tagged ‘Eagle Eye’ at its’ Headquarters, Abuja. He was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, …

US shifts aid from anti-drug operations to maritime security

SEA GUARDIAN Maritime Security Updates

he United States has switched its police assistance program in the Philippines from drug control to maritime security in the light of human rights violations in the Duterte administration’s war on drugs. The US remains deeply concerned by reports of extrajudicial killings by or at the behest of government authorities in the Philippines, State Department spokesman John Kirby said. “Since …

House c’ttee promises to support the rebuilding process in NIMASA

SEA GUARDIAN Maritime Security Updates

The House of Representatives Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration has resolved to support the rebuilding efforts of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency in its quest to reposition, reform and restructure for the benefit of the nation. The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Mohammed Umar Bago, disclosed this when he led other members of his committee on …

Forget Trump and China, piracy in the Sulu Sea is a fresh threat to Asia trade

Web Master Maritime Security Updates

Southeast Asia is grappling with rampant maritime piracy that, if left unchecked, could threaten trade and bolster terror networks in the region. This year has seen a growing number of hijackings in the Sulu Sea, located between the Philippines and the island of Borneo. Around $40 billion worth of cargo passes through the area annually, with around $700-800 million in …

Piracy in the Horn of Africa: Some good news but a lot of work has to be done

Dimitrios Dalaklis Maritime Security Updates

By Commander Dimitrios Dalaklis H.N., Lecturer in the Hellenic Naval Academy (HNA), Department of Combat Systems, Naval Operations, Sciences of the Sea, Navigation, Electronics and Communication Systems. With oceans covering almost three-quarters of the earth’s surface and with well over 80% of all international trade transported by sea, piracy -without any intention to downgrade other types of maritime crime, i.e. illegal …

Piracy Brief

ichapsos Maritime Security Updates

The ancient phenomenon of piracy is still flourishing in the 21st century, exposing the vulnerability of international shipping. Although it is not a “sea-born disease”, as the UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon stressed, but “… a symptom of conditions on the ground, including the overall security and political situation” in the hosting fragile states, it poses significant threats to maritime security. …