ARC Weekly Report 27 November 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 27.11.19

There has been only one incident in the last 7 days – an armed robbery at Conakry anchorage, Guinea.

Also of interest this week:

  • The argument between the Nigerian Port Authority and the Secure Anchorage Area continues, with both sides using the local media and shipping associations to drum up support for their cases.
  • The maritime security that was awarded to an Israeli firm has come under scrutiny again by the Nigerian House of Representatives.

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ARC Weekly Report 13 November 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 13.11.19

After the attacks at Lomé and Cotonou, there was one incident this week – an attack deep offshore, near Sao Tome.

This week, instead of the West Africa Shipping News, instead there is an Editorial section, providing maritime security guidance which is specific to West Africa and some which is not included in many industry publications on maritime security. Please do pass this onto your colleagues to ensure that all are aware of the threat in West Africa.

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ARC Weekly Report 6 November 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 6.11.19

Following several quiet weeks in West Africa, this week there were two major piracy incidents, at Cotonou and Lomé, resulting in the kidnapping of 13 seafarers. There was also a violent armed robbery against local vessels in the creeks near Port Harcourt.

Also of interest this week:

  • The argument over the SAA in Lagos continues, with the Nigerian Shipowners Association supporting the NPA, whilst the SAA claiming that NPA has no jurisdiction over the SAA and efforts to shut it down.
  • Vitol has pulled out of a consortium to buy two Nigerian oilfields from Brazil’s Petrobras.

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ARC Weekly Report 30 October 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 30.10.19

It has been a very quiet week in West Africa regarding maritime security, with only a false alarm on a dive support vessel in Gabon.

Also of interest this week:

  • Chevron is looking to sell several Nigerian oilfields.
  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has signed a MOU with Russia’s Lukoil, following recent efforts by Russia to increase its ties to the African continent.

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ARC Weekly Report 23 October 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 23.10.19

There has been 1 maritime security incidents this week – a theft in Pointe Noire Anchorage, Republic of Congo. This is the second theft at the anchorage in 2 weeks.

Also of interest this week is the publication by the Nigerian Port Authority of a Notice to Mariners regarding the Secure Anchorage Area, which include the detail “Mariners are advise to Navigate freely with no cost/financial commitment till further notice”. So far it is not yet clear if the SAA will remain as another anchorage, or if the private service will continue to operate at all.

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ARC Weekly Report 16 October 2019

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ARC Weekly Report 16.10.19

There have been no maritime security incidents this week – good timing as the Global Maritime Security Conference finished in Abuja last week.

Following the conclusion of the conference, various announcements were made, mainly focusing on how regional states should work more closely to combat maritime crimes and piracy, including joint patrols, sharing of information and increase training of personnel. So far, no concrete plans have been published.

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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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