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Increased Security Threats for vessels operating in the Gulf of Guinea

21 October 2020

BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and OCIMF warns that as the dry season approaches and sea conditions abate, an increase in attacks in the Gulf of Guinea has traditionally been seen, so maritime security risks to vessels operating in the Gulf of Guinea require renewed attention.

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now

10 June 2019

London: Friday, 7 June 2019. Members of the shipping community, Flag States and Agencies from Gulf of Guinea gathered at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for a day-long symposium on Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea. The event, co-sponsored by BIMCO, IMCA, ICS, ITF and OCIMF, featured speakers from regional maritime agencies as well as shipping officials, academics and military staff. The shipping industry, along with seafarer groups, organized the event to highlight the continuing danger to seafarers operating in the Gulf of Guinea.

Anti-piracy collaboration in Gulf of Guinea is gradually firming up

25 January 2022

International support for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Guinea by non-regional navies is growing. BIMCO strongly supports the efforts and is committed to stimulating discussions and finding solutions to repress piracy in the region. A recent plenary meeting saw support from many nations in the region and beyond.

EU, China and the U.S. needs to support counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Guinea – BIMCO

09 January 2019

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is an unacceptable burden to seafarers and shipping companies. Around 40 ships have been attacked in the Gulf of Guinea in the past 12 months. Most recently, six seafarers were kidnapped from the MSC Mandy, which was on the way to Lagos, Nigeria. BIMCO asks, on behalf of its members, that maritime powers increase their presence and expand their collaboration with local states to curb piracy.