The Mozambique channel: an emerging maritime security hotspot

The waters off Mozambique are becoming a major security hotspot in the Western Indian Ocean. On 24 March, militants linked to the Al Sunna group orchestrated a bloody ambush in the coastal town of Palma, in Cabo Delgado province. During the attack, dozens of foreign contract workers and locals were besieged at the Amarula Palma Hotel, while…

CMR Newsletter#5 January-April 2021: CRIMSON

Organisation of the 3rd “Coordination Meeting – International Maritime Partners in the Gulf of Guinea” On 17-18 March, CRIMSON organised the 2-day online event “Coordination Meeting – International Maritime Partners in the Gulf of Guinea”. The purpose of the meeting was to gather project implementors and partners who are currently conducting actions in and around…

CMR Newsletter#5 January-April 2021: GoGIN

Presentation of YARIS to partners and upcoming activities for 2021 Since the beginning of January, the GoGIN team has been entirely focused on the training activities on the YARIS platform for the maritime centres in the Gulf of Guinea, organising remote introductory training sessions on the use of the system. In February, the team held…

CMR Newsletter#5 January-April 2021: WeCAPS

Port assessments in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana Thanks to the relaxation of COVID-19 travel restrictions, WeCAPS continued its port assessments, respecting local health policies in the process. The WeCAPS team continues to carry out the series of port assessments which commenced in September, visiting Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana between January and March 2021. Following a…

CMR Newsletter #5 January-April 2021: CRIMARIO

CRIMARIO to commence its activities Now that the CRIMARIO Inception Phase is drawing to a close, the Team will be forwarding its report to the European Commission together with a consolidated Action Plan of proposed activities with a focus on enabling beneficiary partners improve maritime governance in the Western Indian Ocean, South Asia and Southeast…