Launch of the report ” The Economic Costs and Socio-Economic Effects of Maritime Threats in the Gulf of Guinea”

The CRIMSON project is pleased to announce the publication of “The Economic Costs and Socio-economic Impacts of Maritime Threats in the Gulf of Guinea” report, launched on 7 December 2021 at the United Nations in New York. The report provides a clearer understanding of the trends in illicit activities at sea in the region and…

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…

Iranian dhow catching fire in Seychellois waters

On February 22, 2019 an Iranian dhow caught fire in the waters of Seychelles, while it was being towed to the main island by the national Coast Guard. The vessel was apprehended during a joint operation of the Seychelles Coast Guard, Seychelles Defence Forces’ Air Force and the National Information Sharing and Coordination Centre. Thirteen…