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In response to growing concerns and increasing attacks in the region, a taskforce of stakeholders from across the shipping industry drafted the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy.
In response to growing concerns about piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea, BIMCO is working closely with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Stable Seas, an international non-governmental organisation, to calculate the costs of maritime piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea to West and Central African nations.
Support for eradicating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is gaining strength both in Asia and world-wide. Organisations including Japan’s NYK Line and the Asian Shipowners’ Association are among the latest to join in the call for action.
New forum for operational coordination and deconfliction sees industry pay tribute to Nigeria’s Deep Blue project while repeating the call for international navies to bridge the immediate law enforcement gap.
Piracy convictions spur hopes of strengthened law enforcement efforts and international collaboration in the Gulf of Guinea
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