Preventing ecological disasters through information sharing: the Mauritius oil spill

On 25 July 2020, the bulk carrier MV Wakashio, en route from Japan to Brazil, ran aground on a reef at Pointe d’Esny on the south-eastern coast of Mauritius. Although not carrying any cargo, the vessel was transporting more than 4100 tonnes of oil which, after the collision with the reef, began leaking into the…

Dakar hosts an international meeting on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea

On 9 and 10 April, after more than two years of implementation, GoGIN brings together its stakeholders in Dakar to take stock of the project’s results and to discuss an action plan for the next two years. On this occasion, the representatives of 27 maritime centres of 19 coastal countries of the Economic Community of…

African Union commends the Seychelles for its upcoming plans on the Blue Economy agenda for Africa

On the occasion of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU), which took place on 10-11 February 2019 in Addis Ababa, the AU applauded the efforts of the Seychelles in advancing the Blue Economy agenda. During his speech, the Vice President of the Seychelles, Vincent Meriton, presented a stock taking…

GoGIN in the news: Improving Maritime Governance and Communication to Fight Insecurity and Threats in the Gulf of Guinea

At the closing ceremony for the first GoGIN In-Crisis Communication Course for English speaking countries at the Regional Maritime University (RMU), in Accra, the European Union Ambassador to Ghana, Ms. Diana Acconcia stressed how much maritime governance is needed to improve the blue economy as well as coordination of efforts to fight maritime insecurity and…

New campagin on sovereign blue bond in the Seychelles

During the Our Ocean Conference in October 2018, the Seychelles became the first state launching the sovereign blue bond, a financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects. Within this framework, the Seychellois authorities are now announcing the launching of a campaign of information on the bond. The campaign will start in April and it…

Our Ocean Conference: the EU leads the way with ambitious action for cleaner and safer seas

At the ongoing EU-hosted Our Ocean conference in Malta (5-6 October), the European Union has committed to 36 tangible actions to foster healthier, cleaner, safer and more secure seas. Amounting to over €550 million and involving activities worldwide, the announcements underline the EU’s determination to improve the situation of the seas and send a positive…

Jeddah Amendment to the DCoC: Piracy Agreement to Cover Illicit Activity

According to this article, in a high-level meeting held in Jeddah on 10-12 January, a revised Djibouti Code of Conduct was adopted, which will be known as the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct 2017. The Jeddah Amendment was signed on 12 January by 12 of the 17 participating States eligible to sign:…