ISPS compliance: USCG expresses satisfaction with Nigeria

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has expressed satisfaction at the compliance level of Nigeria with the International Ships and Ports Security (ISPS) facility Code at the nation’s ports.
A delegation from the USCG led by Lt. Commander Jacob Hopper of the International Port Security (IPS) Liaison for USCG in West and Central Africa and Europe who were on a two-day visit to some of the ports in Lagos stated that there has been a lot of improvements in the nation’s port as a result of the security architecture put in place.

Fuel diversion: NNPC commends NSCDC for intercepting 469,000 litres of petrol

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has commended the Niger State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on the eight trucks its men apprehended in Mokwa, Niger State last week.

The trucks had a combined capacity of 469,000 litres and were set on cross-border diversion to the Republic of Benin through Babana, a boarder town of about 700 kilometres from Minna.

FG approves Integrated Maritime Security Strategy

---Dakuku assures of zero tolerance to piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Following increased incidents of piracy attacks and criminal activities in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) in 2017, despite the marked reduction of similar activities in other piracy hot spots around the world, the Federal Government has approved an Integrated National Security Strategy (INSS) to tackle the threat to Nigeria's Blue Economy.

Nigerian waters remain high-risk, as piracy incidents dip to 22-year low- IMB

The combined efforts of international navies and anti-piracy strategies adopted by governments of coastal countries have begun to yeild positive results as maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships in 2017 dipped to their lowest annual number since 1995. 
However, it is disconcerting that While the number of attacks on vessels dropped significantly in 2017, the Gulf of Guinea and the waters around Nigeria remain a threat to seafarers.

FG approves purchase of patrol vessels to curb unregulated fishing

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the purchase of patrol vessels to reduce unregulated fishing activities and boost security on the country’s waterways. 
The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this on Friday at the 10th Annual Ministerial Conference of the Fisheries Committee for West, Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) in Abuja.