Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea: another security front

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea: another security front

[Source: RFI] Plusieurs programmes sont actuellement en cours pour faire face à la piraterie dans le golfe de Guinée, considéré depuis plusieurs années comme la zone la plus dangereuse du monde pour la navigation. Mais le dernier bilan de 2021 indique une baisse...
National Training on YARIS

National Training on YARIS

The full operational capability of YARIS was achieved on 29 September 2020. Since then, the system is completely available for real operations and fully meets the pragmatic needs of the Yaoundé architecture, including its operational organisation. More on YARIS The...
UNODC conducts a mock trial in Congo using YARIS for evidence

UNODC conducts a mock trial in Congo using YARIS for evidence

The week of December 6th, UNODC conducted a maritime exercise in Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo, as part of its Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), which started with the implementation of the operational chain of the Yaoundé Architecture and ended with a...
CRESMAC strengthened in its analysis of the maritime situation

CRESMAC strengthened in its analysis of the maritime situation

From 3 to 15 December 2021, the staff of CRESMAC (Regional Maritime Security Center for Central Africa) was trained in maritime domain awareness by three trainers from the GoGIN project. Designed upon the request of CRESMAC’s director, Captain Pierre Midianzou,...
YARIS successfully passes the test of intensive large-scale use

YARIS successfully passes the test of intensive large-scale use

The YARIS platform was implemented for the first time on a Gulf of Guinea-wide basis as part of the annual GANO 2021 exercise organised by France, the ICC, CRESMAC and CRESMAO from October 28th to November 7th, 2021. At the end of GANO 2021, the Gulf of Guinea Chiefs...
Angolan Navy Operations Centre is trained to use the YARIS platform

Angolan Navy Operations Centre is trained to use the YARIS platform

[Luanda, 22 October 2021] The Chief of Operations Directorate of the Angolan Navy (MGA), Vice Admiral MANUEL FERREIRA DE JESUS, chaired the closing ceremony of the advanced training programme of the YARIS (Yaoundé Architecture Regional Information System) platform in...
Transmission of piracy alerts in the Gulf of Guinea via #YARIS

Transmission of piracy alerts in the Gulf of Guinea via #YARIS

On 4 October, a anti-piracy exercise took place between the Beninese and French national Navies and the MDAT-GoG. The YARIS platform was used as a communications and information exchange tool between the different actors. The feedback from this exercise shows that the...
Pirates of the Niger Delta: between brown and blue waters

Pirates of the Niger Delta: between brown and blue waters

[Source: UNODC] A study on maritime piracy has been carried out by the Global Maritime Crime Programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The study was funded by the Government of Denmark through the Danish Maritime Security Programme for the...
National Training on YARIS

YARIS Rollout: Context and Perspectives

The origin of YARIS The YARIS platform was deigned to ensure information’s fusion and sharing as well as coordination of operations between the maritime centres of the Yaoundé Architecture. In 2020 the focus was on project development and testing and training...
Enhanced Maritime Surveillance in Offshore Gambia

Enhanced Maritime Surveillance in Offshore Gambia

[Banjul 2 July 2021] The Minister of Defence of the Republic of the Gambia, H. E. Amb. Sheik Omar Faye chaired the closing ceremony of the YARIS platform (Yaoundé Architecture Regional Information System) advanced training programme, in the presence of the EU...
The YARIS platform used during the Megalops exercise

The YARIS platform used during the Megalops exercise

[Gabon, 2 June 2021] On the initiative of the CRESMAC director, the training platform of YARIS was used for the first time on 2 June 2021 as part of the MEGALOPS exercise, organised by the French Elements in Gabon (EFG). This initiative allowed the users concerned to...
Maritime operators from Guinea trained on YARIS platform

Maritime operators from Guinea trained on YARIS platform

[Conakry, 4 juin 2021] Le Directeur de cabinet du Ministre de la Défense nationale a présidé la cérémonie de clôture de la formation avancée à l’utilisation de la plateforme YARIS (Yaoundé Architecture Regional Information System), à l’hôtel Noom le 4 juin à 10...
Enhanced Maritime Surveillance in Offshore Benin

Enhanced Maritime Surveillance in Offshore Benin

[Cotonou, 21 May 2021] The Chief of Army Staff will inaugurate the operations room of the National Authority for Coordinating State Action at Sea (ANCAEM) and will preside over the closing ceremony for the YARIS  (Yaoundé Architecture Regional Information System)...
Enhanced Maritime Surveillance in Offshore Ivory Coast

Enhanced Maritime Surveillance in Offshore Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast has established a coordinated organisation to oversee State action at sea, under the oversight of SEPCIM (Secrétariat Permanent du Comité Interministériel de l’Action de l’Etat en Mer). At an operational level, maritime surveillance and operations are...