The Weekly Report covers West Africa maritime security incidents, recent trends in maritime security in West Africa, Niger Delta militancy and ongoing issues in West Africa that affect shipping.
The West Africa region continues to be fairly quiet in terms of major incidents, without a major incident since 12thMay 2019 on a small local tanker in Lomé, Togo. However there continues to be a threat to personnel and vessels in the rivers and creeks of the Niger Delta.
Of particular interest this week are the following events:
- Attack on a passenger boat in the mouth of the Calabar River.
- The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has threatened to go on strike due to dockworkers wages not being paid by oil companies.
- Lekoil experiencing issues.
- Appointment of a new head of Nigerian National Petroluem Corporation.
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