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ARC Weekly Report – 15th May 2019

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ARC Weekly report 15.5.19

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.

Of particular interest this week:

  • Multiple attacks on local passenger and commercial vessels on the Bonny River.
  • Hijack of small product tanker in Lomé, and a full accompanying report on the threat to small product tankers in anchorages across the Gulf of Guinea (updated since our first report on this in August 2018).
  • Two incidents in Guinean waters.

If you have any questions regarding this report and the information inside, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@arcafrica.com or +44 203 151 0170, and we would be delighted to help and advise.

ARC Weekly Report – 8th May 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 8.5.19

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.

Of particular interest this week:

  • Attack on heavy lift vessel in the EEZ of Equatorial Guinea.
  • Multiple protests and warnings against oil companies in the Niger Delta from local communities.

If you have any questions regarding this report and the information inside, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@arcafrica.com or +44 203 151 0170, and we would be delighted to help and advise.

ARC Weekly Report – 1st May 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 1.5.19

The Africa Risk Compliance 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.

Of particular interest this week:

  • Several high-profile kidnappings in the Niger Delta, including 5 oil workers.
  • Threat against Agip Nigeria Oil Company by a local community.
  • Force majeure declared on two Nigerian oil grades.

If you have any questions regarding this report and the information inside, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@arcafrica.com or +44 203 151 0170, and we would be delighted to help and advise.

ARC Weekly Report – 24th April 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 24.4.19

The Africa Risk Compliance 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.

Of particular interest this week:

  • Attack on tanker in Bonny River, with several crew members kidnapped.
  • Force Majeure declared on Nembe Creek Trunk Line.
  • Collapse of quay at Tin Can Island Terminal.
  • Arrest of several foreign nationals near Lagos for alleged weapon smuggling, piracy and/or illegal oil bunkering (depending on which news website is reporting it…), and ARC’s view on the incident.

If you have any questions regarding this report and the information inside, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@arcafrica.com or +44 203 151 0170, and we would be delighted to help and advise.

ARC Weekly Report – 17th April 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 17.4.19

The Africa Risk Compliance 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.

Of particular interest this week:

  • Attack on detained tanker in Bonny Anchorage which resulted in one Navy guard wounded.
  • Attack over 100nm south west of Bonny on a refrigerated cargo vessel.

If you have any questions regarding this report and the information inside, please do not hesitate to contact us us at info@arcafrica.com or +44 203 151 0170.

ARC Weekly Report – 10th April 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 10.4.19

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.

Of particular interest this last week:

  • A minor cargo theft attempt at Lagos Secure Anchorage Area.
  • 5 crew and passengers kidnapped near Calabar.

If you have any questions regarding this report and the information inside, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@arcafrica.com or +44 203 151 0170.

ARC Weekly Report – 27th March 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 27.3.19

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.

Another kidnap incident in Nigerian waters but a relatively quiet week in terms of community conflict and Niger Delta groups.

If you have any questions regarding this report and the information inside, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@arcafrica.com or +44 203 151 0170.

ARC Weekly Report – 20th March 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 20.3.19

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.

Some serious questions raised following the MV E Francis incident on 9th March 2019, but a quiet week for maritime security and piracy in West Africa, as well as ongoing criminal and cult activity in the Niger Delta area. Also significant announcements in the oil and gas extractive sectors in West Africa.

If you have any questions regarding this report and the information inside, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@arcafrica.com or +44 203 151 0170.

ARC Weekly Report – 13th March 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 13.3.19

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.

Of particular interest this last week:

  • The attack on the dive support vessel on 9th March which resulted in 1 Navy rating dead, 7 pirates dead, and 5 persons kidnapped, despite the presence of an armed escort vessel. CSOs and those responsible for security on board merchant vessels should take note of the failings that lead to this outcome.
  • Events surrounding the governorship elections.
  • Lomé, Togo is now the busiest port in the Gulf of Guinea, overtaking Lagos in container volume.

If you have any questions regarding this report and the information inside, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@arcafrica.com or +44 203 151 0170.