Securing Ghana’s shared seas

Ghana is making efforts to deal with illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) fishing in its waters, with collaboration, technology and training seen as the keys to a safer Gulf of Guinea. This is according to Rear Admiral Peter Kofi Faidoo, Ghana’s Chief of Naval Staff. Before his appointment in 2016, he held a number […]

Blue Marlin Freed After Pirate Hijacking

A Royal Boskalis Westminster heavy transport vessel has been recovered and the crew freed after being hijacked on Sunday about 80 miles offshore Equatorial Guinea. The 225m-long Blue Marlin semisubmersible heavy transport vessel had recently unloaded a cargo in Equatorial Guinea and had set sail for Malta. But, on Sunday afternoon, the ship was unlawfully […]

Security from coast to coast

With more than 30 000 kilometres of coastline, the fortunes of the African continent are inextricably bound to safety and security at sea. From Senegal to Angola, nations are working to deter pirates and thieves who ply the waters of the Gulf of Guinea for oil, fish and ransoms. In the Red Sea, Gulf of […]

How passenger ships can become cyber secure

by Martyn Wingrove In a changing digital landscape, passenger ship operators need to evolve their cyber security to prevent threats affecting maritime operations Ferries and cruise ships are becoming more vulnerable to threats as passengers and crew are provided with greater access to online services and social media while on board. New online threats to […]