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...
MICA Center annual report on worldwide maritime piracy and robbery

MICA Center annual report on worldwide maritime piracy and robbery

For the second consecutive year, the Maritime Information Cooperation & Awareness Center (MICA Center) publishes an annual review of maritime piracy and robbery events. This report identifies and characterises the events recorded in 2020 that affect maritime...
Anti-piracy: NIMASA triumphs against 10 pirates

Anti-piracy: NIMASA triumphs against 10 pirates

[Source: Leadership, 22 May 2020] Last week Thursday, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy, foiled a pirate attack on a Chinese fishing trawler and arrested 10 pirates. Yusuf Babalola reports. One of...
Seafarers Must Adapt to the Rapid Evolution of Piracy

Seafarers Must Adapt to the Rapid Evolution of Piracy

[Source : Maritime Executive] In two recent articles, Sea Piracy in 2025: Piracy 2.0? and Countering Gulf of Guinea Piracy Towards 2025 I tried to map out the possible evolution of piracy within Gulf of Guinea until 2025. Then I analyzed the different possible actions...
BMP West Africa

BMP West Africa

[Source: ICS] The maritime security situation off the West Coast of Africa is complex and dynamic. BMP – West Africa (WA) has been produced to help ships and seafarers avoid becoming the victims of maritime security incidents in these waters. This publication aims to...
Follow the live events at sea in the Gulf of Guinea

Follow the live events at sea in the Gulf of Guinea

Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG) is a cooperation centre between the Royal Navy (UKMTO) and the French Navy (MICA-Center) in support of the Yaounde Process. This centre has been in operation since the 20th June 2016. The primary output...
Worldwide maritime piracy and robbery: report 2019

Worldwide maritime piracy and robbery: report 2019

[Source : MICA Centre] For the first time since its creation in 2016, the Maritime Information Cooperation & Awareness Center (MICA Center) publishes an annual report on worldwide maritime piracy and robbery. This report identifies and describes the incidents...
Maritime safety: President Buhari assents to anti-piracy bill

Maritime safety: President Buhari assents to anti-piracy bill

(NIMASA, 3 July 2019) – President Muhammadu Buhari has given his assent to the Suppression of Piracy and other Maritime Offences Bill, 2019, in an unprecedented move billed to bring a dramatic improvement in security on the country’s territorial waters and...