Equatorial Guinea: 10 pirates arrested after attacking a Maltese boat

MAST note: Please note that this article has been automatically translated from French into English. As a result, some errors may remain. The Equatorial Guinean Navy arrested ten pirates who attacked [a] ship on Sunday, freeing 20 crew members who had taken refuge in an emergency compartment, AFP reported on Tuesday. the Equatorial Guinean authorities. […]

Red Sea security dialogue takes shape in Washington

ABDEL AZIZ ALUWAISHEG An important conference on Red Sea security was convened in Washington last month. Over two days (April 15 and 16), scores of participants from some 20 countries and organizations discussed the security threats facing the two shores of this waterway, as well as the risks to international navigation. Political, defense and security […]

Iran rolls back nuclear pledges but stops short of violating pact

Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) – Iran announced on Wednesday it was scaling back curbs to its nuclear program, announcing steps that stop short of violating its 2015 deal with world powers for now, but threatening more action if countries did not shield it from U.S. sanctions. To read the entire article, please click here. Source: […]

We Are Determined to End Piracy in Nigeria

By Idowu Bankole Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has said that the agency is determined to run pirates and other bandits operating on the nation’s territorial waters out of business. While noting that so far the rate of piracy has reduced, Peterside however, assured that the […]

Crude oil theft: Dickson commends Navy

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has commended the Nigerian Navy for reduced maritime crime in Bayelsa waterways. A statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the governor as having praised the efforts of the Navy when Dickson visited Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, in Abuja, […]

The caliphate is gone, but Islamic State has a new plan

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made clear Isis is ramping up its international strategy. Algeria and Sudan will be decisive Nicolas Hénin Four years after his proclamation of the “caliphate”, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has again appeared in a propaganda video. This time, the man in the film is not the caliph preaching from his […]

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 […]