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IMB Raises Concern


maritime piracy and armed robbery in the GoG region

The resurgence of maritime piracy and armed robbery in the GoG region is a concerning issue that has attracted attention from various organisations and governments, including the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) record shows an increase to 65 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the first half of 2023, as against 58 incidents for the same period in 2022.

Piracy and armed robbery in the GoG region typically involve criminal groups attacking ships, often for the purpose of hijacking the vessels, stealing valuable cargo, and taking crew members hostage for ransom. These incidents can have serious consequences for maritime trade, regional security, and the well-being of seafarers.

To address these challenges, AGWE Global is providing a comprehensive range of services designed to protect vessels and crew from these threats.

Our range of services, combined with our compliance, strong MOU’s, and collaboration with WAF Naval Forces , makes us an ideal partner for shipping companies and other maritime stakeholders looking to enhance their security in the GoG region. Our close working relationships with different government security forces / local partners & stakeholders help ensure that we are on point with the latest security developments and trends in the region, accompanied by information exchange, allowing us to better protect our clients interests.


Our teams are well positioned in areas of new technologies and train to meet the evolving security trend in the GoG with a professional and prompt service in line with International Standards.


Agwe Global is certified ISO 9001/18788/28000/PSC1.

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