Ghana’s coast under threat from pirates – Maritime expert

An expert in Maritime Laws and Security, Dr.Kamal Deen Ali says the Liberia-flagged oil tanker which was hijacked off the coast of Ghana should alert the nation’s maritime authorities to increase security in Ghana’s territorial waters to stop piracy.

A Liberia-flagged oil tanker went missing off the coast of Ghana after it was hijacked by pirates in Togolese waters.

The vessel is said to have been hijacked initially in Togolese waters but somehow found its way in Ghanaian waters.

Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Mr. Ali said the incident represents a threat to Ghana’s offshore energy industries and a major indication that the Maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea is becoming minimal.

“We need to be worried because this represents another major indication that the Maritime security environment in the Gulf Guinea is becoming minimal and a threat even in regions or coastal areas where originally we have not had many pirating incidents,” Mr Ali said.

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Source: http://www.citifmonline.com

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