The rate of maritime piracy has assumed a downward trend on the Gulf of Guinea recording the lowest levels in five years.However, it is not fully cheery news for Nigeria, as recent report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) rated the incidence higher in the country during the first half (H1) of the year.
This comes as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), approved a revised implementation scheme for ships relating to the Ballast Water Management Convention, allowing for a two-year delay of compliance for existing ships.
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Security and Risk Report 24/05/23
MAST’s security report issue 370 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, the US Consulate has praised the efforts of the Nigerian