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…

Piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Africa: EU and global impact

The in-depth analysis elaborated by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) was divulgated at the occasion of the High-Level Conference on Oceans that took place in Brussels on 19 March 2019. The paper addresses the most pressing challenges in relation to maritime security: piracy and armed robbery at sea. Africa is particularly vulnerable to these…

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…

Presentation of the Report ”EU Maritime Security Programming: a mapping and technical review of past and present EU initiatives”

On behalf of DG DEVCO B5 the CRIMSON project organised on 21 June, in Brussels, the presentation of the Report ‘’EU Maritime Security Programming: a mapping and technical review of past and present EU initiatives’’. The study, developed in the framework of CRIMSON, aimed to acquire information on past and existing EU and non-EU initiatives…

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…

GoGIN in the News – Corymbe: le patrouilleur de haute mer LV Le Hénaff aux côtés de la marine togolaise

Le premier exercice de GoGIN a débuté avec la marine béninoise sous le regard des instructeurs du projet avant de se poursuivre avec la marine togolaise, supervisé par les instructeurs du GoGIN, mais également par les marins du LV Le Hénaff. Le scénario de l’exercice met en scène un bâtiment de commerce pris par des pirates et transitant…

GoGIN in the news: European Shipowners Call States to Action on Piracy

This article on “The Maritime Executive” shows how the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) have called on governments to do more to prevent the rise of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, most particularly off Nigeria. According to the ICC International Maritime Bureau data, there was a noticeable increase in the number of reported incidents…

GoGIN in the news: Gulf of Guinea Inter-regional Network poised for the fight against sea crime

This article of News Ghana describes the kick-off meeting of the GoGIN project that took place today, 8th June, in Yaoundé, Cameroon. “I’m delighted to be here in Yaoundé today to officially kick-start GOGIN after several months of fine-tuning with my African colleagues,” said Vice Admiral (Ret) and GoGIN Team Leader Jean-Pierre Labonne. “Our long-term…