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Gulf of Guinea Focus Week 41


Navy Hands Over 4 Ghanaians, 10 Nigerian Suspects To Department Of Fisheries
Navy Hands Over 4 Ghanaians, 10 Nigerian Suspects To Department Of Fisheries

The Forward Operating Base (FOB), Nigerian Navy, Ibaka Akwa Ibom, has arrested and handed over four Ghanaians and 10 Nigerian suspects to the Federal Department of

Fisheries, Calabar. The Commanding Officer FOB, Capt. Uche Aneke, while handing over the vessel and suspects, said they were arrested near the NNPC floating station in Ibaka Beach for illegal trawling. Aneke said that the vessel was arrested within Calabar Channel, where they were actively engaged in illegal trawling. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Motor Fishing Trawler (MFT) LAMU 1, with registration number LA799, was arrested by 15:20 p.m on Sept. 14.


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IMB Releases Q3 Report, Says Piracy Spiking In Gulf of Guinea Again
IMB Releases Q3 Report, Says Piracy Spiking In Gulf of Guinea Again

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has released its January to September 2023 report of global piracy activities. The report pinpointed 99 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships, in the first nine months of 2023. This represents an increase from 90 incidents for the same period in 2022. In the global report that was released, the IMB narrowed its report to the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), reporting that the region is of concern to global shipping

community. It expressed worry that the Gulf of Guinea “stands as a region of concern with a rise in reported incidents, as opposed to the downward trend we have seen in the past two years.”


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NNPC Halts Crude Oil Swaps, Imports Petrol with Cash
NNPC Halts Crude Oil Swaps, Imports Petrol with Cash

For the first time in almost a decade, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has stopped the crude oil swap arrangement for petrol and begun utilizing cash

tenders to purchase fuel. This shift, which is in accordance with President Bola Tinubu’s reform initiatives launched in May, aims to eliminate costly fuel subsidies, and strengthen

Africa’s largest oil-exporting nation’s financial stability. Sources told Reuters that the state-owned oil company made this substantial adjustment in its most recent tender for acquiring petrol planned for delivery in November. In addition, two of these sources have indicated that NNPC aims to settle the outstanding bills related with longstanding oil swaps by the end of the month.


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Indian Naval Ship SUMEDHA visits Nigeria to Improve Bilateral Relations
Indian Naval Ship SUMEDHA visits Nigeria to Improve Bilateral Relations

The Indian Navy Ship (INS) SUMEDHA paid a port call to Nigeria to improve existing bilateral relations as well as security in the Gulf of Guinea. The Flag Officer Commanding

(FOC) Western Naval Command, Rear Adm. Mustapha Hassan, said that such visits were good for improving friendship, cooperation, and interoperability between the two countries. FOC, West, Rear Adm. Mustapha Hassan presenting a gift to the INS SUMEDHA Captain, Cdr. MC Chandeep. Hassan said this while welcoming the crew of INS SUMEDHA to the Western Naval Command Headquarters, Apapa, Lagos State.


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Kenya Commissions First Locally Built Cargo Ship
Kenya Commissions First Locally Built Cargo Ship

Kenya has commissioned its first domestically-built ship, the Uhuru II which will operate on Lake Victoria transporting dry cargo and fuel. Officials are hailing the vessel as a key step to meet the high demand for freight services within the lake region, a demand being driven by

increased intra-region trade across the East Africa Community (EAC). The 328-foot ship was built by the military-controlled Kenya Shipyards Limited in partnership with the Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards as the first commercial cargo ship ever built in Kenya Construction began on May 29, 2021, with the shipyard highlighting that it was able to complete the construction in 24 months despite the complexity of the design and its first building effort.


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U.S. Donates Boat to Nigerian Navy
U.S. Donates Boat to Nigerian Navy

The U.S. government has donated an 11-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) to the Nigeria Navy Special Boat Service as part of a longstanding security partnership. The

RHIB will support the Nigeria Navy Special Boat Service rapid response in Nigeria’s territorial waters. Delivering remarks at the boat transfer ceremony hosted by the Nigerian Navy at the Joint Maritime Security Training Center in Lagos, U.S. Consul General, Will Stevens, highlighted the strong maritime partnership the United States and Nigeria have in promoting peace, stability, and security in Africa. “The donation of the Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat from the U.S. government to the Nigeria Navy Special Boat Service demonstrates the U.S. commitment to enhancing the Nigerian Navy’s maritime interdiction and response

capacity throughout Nigeria’s territorial waters and the Gulf of Guinea,” he said.


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Nigeria’s Outrageous Ship Berthing Cost Worsens Petrol Prices
Nigeria’s Outrageous Ship Berthing Cost Worsens Petrol Prices

The cost of berthing a petrol-laden ship in Nigeria is five times higher than that of its West African neighbors – a development that is pushing up the country’s petrol prices, BusinessDay’s findings have revealed. Analysis and expert opinions show that exorbitant ship berthing costs at Nigerian ports are contributing to the high lightering expense, a key element of the country’s landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol.

Average cost in W/African neighbors five times lower. Industry data seen by BusinessDay showed that bringing a 30,000-tonne vessel of PMS to berth is currently $299,069, while the average cost in Ghana, Benin Republic, Senegal, and Tanzania stands at $52,472.


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