Nigerian Piracy – Have We Reached a Tipping Point?

Stephen Askins – a partner at maritime and commercial solicitors, Tatham & Co, writes; There seems to be no sense that Nigeria piracy is slowing and in the past month, we have seen a step-change in tactics as the pirates have upped the ante by taking hostages from laden vessels in numbers not seen before[1]. … More Nigerian Piracy – Have We Reached a Tipping Point?

France Looking to Renew Mandate at IMO Assembly

France is seeking to renew its mandate at the International Maritime Organization. The election of Council members will take place in London on 29 November 2019 during the 31st session of the International Maritime Organization Assembly. France is a great shipping nation with the world’s second-largest maritime space. Through the Paris Memorandum of Understanding and the implementation … More France Looking to Renew Mandate at IMO Assembly

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now

Members of the shipping community, Flag States and Agencies from Gulf of Guinea gathered at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for a day-long symposium on Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea. The event, co-sponsored by BIMCO, IMCA, ICS, ITF and OCIMF, featured speakers from regional maritime agencies as well as shipping … More Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now

Multilateral Cooperation Key to Vessel Safety, Marine Resources Utilisation

The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, says the agency has created operational conditions that have prompted a turnaround in prospects for maritime safety and successful utilisation of the country’s enormous marine resources. Dakuku stated this in Abuja last week while delivering a lecture on “Maritime Safety and Shipping … More Multilateral Cooperation Key to Vessel Safety, Marine Resources Utilisation