The EU strengthens its cooperation efforts with partners in the Gulf of Guinea

The EU is strengthening its cooperation and coordination efforts in the Gulf of Guinea. On 7 April, the first ever Joint Event on Strengthening Nigeria – EU Cooperation on Maritime Security was held in Lagos at the Nigerian Navy’s Western Naval Command (WNC). The event was attended by the EU Senior Coordinator for the Gulf…

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:…

IMO supports a project to increase maritime security awareness in Mozambique

According to this article, on 1 December a project to provide a single display maritime surveillance system for Mozambique has been commissioned and handed over to the country’s Government in Maputo. The project, supported by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), is set to boost maritime situational awareness for all concerned agencies in Mozambique and enhance…

IMO World Maritime Day 2016

On 29 September, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) celebrated the World Maritime Day 2016. The theme “Shipping: indispensable to the world” selected for the event was chosen to focus on the critical link between shipping and global society and to raise awareness of the relevance of the role of IMO as the global regulatory body…

CRIMARIO-IMO meeting to enhance cooperation in East African waters

Further cooperation on maritime security in the western Indian Ocean area was discussed between members of International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretariat and staff from the EU Critical Maritime Routes Indian Ocean (CRIMARIO). The talk focused on cooperation with Member States to enhance information sharing in the region. They also discussed an EU-funded project to develop…