Monthly Archives: May 2015

Nigeria: JTF deploys troops to Bayelsa community

From FEMI FOLARANMI, Yenagoa

The Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Pulo Shield has deployed its troops to Egbebiri community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State over the shutdown of six oil wells operated by Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) by aggrieved youths of the community. Continue reading

Nigeria: Bakassi youths kill 4 militants, rescue 5 boats

From JUDEX OKORO, Calabar

The silent war between Bakassi youths of Esighi community in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State and the ex-militants gathered momentum on Monday  as the former launched full attack on the latter killing four. Continue reading

Piracy in Southeast Asia

Clyde & Co LLP

When we think of piracy, Somalia and the 2013 Hollywood movie Captain Phillips comes to mind. It’s the story about the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama in 2009 and the capture of its American Captain. What many fail to know is that the West Indian Ocean is not the world’s most dangerous seas. In 2014, the United Nations declared Southeast Asia seas as perilous. Piracy has always been endemic in Southeast Asia and it is showing no sign of abating. Continue reading

Maritime security workshop held in Mogadishu

On May 26th EUCAP Nestor and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) co-hosted the second Workshop on maritime cooperation for maritime security and law enforcement agencies currently deployed along the Somali coast. Continue reading

Shift to training regional forces as Somali piracy decreases

The three task forces of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), together with allied forces, are helping Somali and neighbouring countries patrol their own waters as piracy incidents decrease following naval patrols and the adoption of best management practices. Nevertheless, anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden and Mozambique Channel continue. Continue reading

Counter-Piracy Operational Commanders Meet in Northwood

NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) welcomed U.S. Naval Force Central Command/U.S. FIFTH FLEET/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Commander, Vice Admiral John Miller, and Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia (EUNAVFOR)/Commander United Kingdom Amphibious Forces Major General Martin Smith, for a meeting with MARCOM Deputy Commander, Vice Admiral Bruno Paulmier, to discuss maritime security issues, including counter-piracy.  Continue reading