LASG To Partner Nigerian Navy On Security

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Usman Oyibe Jibrin, harping on the need for the Navy to assist the state in the fight against crime. Continue reading

Six ‘stranded’ Britons face India weapons charge trial

Six British men unable to leave India for nearly two years despite charges against them being dropped have been told they must face trial after all. Continue reading

ASEAN navies join forces over piracy

The navies of ASEAN member countries are to join forces and hold a joint operation to uncover the masterminds behind incidents of piracy in the Malacca Strait which have recurred recently. Continue reading

Italy invokes arbitration as India further delays marines’ trial

Jem Newton

Italy has tired of delays in bringing to trial in India two Italian marines accused of firing on and killing two fishermen while guarding an oil tanker against piracy attack. Continue reading

Maritime Piracy: “Africa Must Develop Its Own Security Architecture”

GATHERED on Thursday, June 25, around Admiral Bernard Rogel, Chief of Staff of the French Navy in Brest, where the operational authority of the Navy is based, several senior military officials from Africa and Europe, taking part in a seminar to reflect on the problem of piracy in connection with illicit activities. The phenomenon has assumed alarming rates in the Gulf of Guinea in recent years.

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Nigera – Revealed: Those behind oil theft in the country

Oil bunkering in the Niger Delta, has been a perennial problem. The country is to have lost oil estimated at $10.9 billion or about 136 million barrels to crude oil thieves. Also 10 billion barrels of oil valued at $894 million have been lost to pipeline vandalised in the downstream sector. Continue reading

Pirates overran us in minutes, says Orkim Harmony skipper

By Jonathan Edward

PORT KLANG, June 26 —The crew of Orkim Harmony had no warning of the pirate attack and could not respond as they had already boarded. Continue reading