ARC Weekly Report 9th October 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 09.10.19

There has been 3 maritime security incidents in the region this week – one in the privately-run SAA at Lagos, one suspicious approach deep offshore Ghana, and a so-far unconfirmed or possible false report near Brass.

The Global Maritime Security Conference took place this week in Abuja – so far no concrete announcements on changes in procedures or policy to combat maritime insecurity in the region.

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ARC Weekly Report 2nd October 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 2.10.19

There has been one maritime security incidents in the region this week – an attack on local passenger vessels on the Bonny River.

Also of interest this week is:

  • Terminal B in Rivers Port Complex, Nigeria, has closed several berths due to repairs.
  • The Governor of Bayelsa State has accused multinational oil firms of “sponsoring terrorism” through pipeline surveillance contracts.

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ARC Weekly Report 25th September 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 25.9.19

There have been two maritime security incidents in the region this week – 1 incident off Bonny and an attempt at cargo theft on a tanker in the Secure Anchorage Area at Lagos.

Also of interest this week is:

  • A threat from a new Niger Delta militant group in Edo State.
  • A fire on an Agip oil pipeline in Rivers State.

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ARC Weekly Report 18th September 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 18.9.19

There have been three maritime security incident in the region this week – 2 incidents in Cameroon waters and one violent robbery at Conakry Anchorage.

Also of interest this week is:

  • A threat from a Niger Delta militant group against an oil company in Akwa Ibom;
  • According to an investigation by a Nigerian newspaper, Nigeria loses $600 million each year to illegal and unreported fishing;

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ARC Weekly Report 11th September 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 11.9.19

There have been two maritime security incident in the region this week – an unconfirmed report of an attack on a fishing vessel off Akwa Ibom and a theft from a vessel in Pointe Noire Anchorage.

Also of interest this week is:

  • A threat from a Niger Delta militant group;
  • Protests against Sterling Energy and Nigeria Petroleum Development Company;
  • A Nigerian politician stating that he would sponsor a bill to compel oil majors to stick to their corporate social responsibility in the Niger Delta area.

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ARC Weekly Report 4th September 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 04.9.19

There has been only one maritime security incident in the region this week – a report about a distress signal sent from a vessel which then sailed from the area when investigated further.

Also of interest this week is:

  • a threat from a Niger Delta militant group;
  • an attack on JTF forces in Bayelsa;
  • ongoing violence in protest against South Africa, which is spilling over into threats violence against foreigners in general;
  • Reuters reported that Duke Oil Services moving its office from London to Dubai. The first recent news item about a company moving away from London that did not mention Brexit…

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ARC Weekly Report 28th August 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 28.8.19

There has been 2 maritime security incidents in the region this week, with a theft in Abidjan port and an attack on an offshore oil platform offshore the Niger Delta.

Also of note this week is the unrest in several communities in the Niger Delta area, and an Irish firm that won a court ruling of $9.6 billion dollars against the Nigerian government and which may seize state assets, including naval vessels (like in a previous case in Argentina) or state oil cargoes.

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ARC Weekly Report 21st August 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 21.8.19

There has been 1 maritime security incident in the region this week, south west of Bonny in the Nigerian EEZ. Vessel operators should take note of the escort vessel and citadel drill elements of this incident.

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ARC Weekly Report 31st July 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 31.7.19

There has been 5 maritime security incidents in the region this week, with incidents in Onne, Calabar River, Lagos and Monrovia.

Also of interest this week:

  • The 14-day ultimatum made by the militant group Niger Delta Expendable Group is due on 1st August 2019.
  • 6 ECOWAS countries have signed a MOU for joint maritime operations. Nigeria was not one of the signatory countries.

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