MAST’s weekly security report issue 341 is available to read now.
In the Gulf of Guinea, the Nigerian Navy has been forced to deny claims that several hundred pirates had invaded a fishing village, kidnapping locals and stealing boats. A group of pirates attempted to rob and kidnap wedding goers near Calabar, but were chased by the Nigerian Navy. NIMASA has again discussed the potential for the country to be removed from War Risk Insurance requirements, following a fall in piracy reports in its TTW.
In the Indian Ocean Region, Iran has unveiled a new drone system to be deployed by its armed forces, while Kenya has announced that it no longer believes that terror group, Al Shabaab, poses a threat to its port and cargo infrastructure project, ‘Lapsset’.
In European waters, a deal to open a grain corridor in the Black Sea draws nearer, while Russia has again strengthened defences around the Kerch Bridge, wary of potential attack by Ukrainian forces who have vowed to retake Crimea. The UK has reported that over 14,000 migrants have arrived by sea so far in 2022.
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