The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has given credence to Nigeria’s efforts to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) using the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also known as Deep Blue Project.
“Also, the number of kidnapped crew in the region also declined from 50 in the last quarter of 2020 to 10 in the second quarter of 2021. Whilst IMB welcomes reduced piracy and armed robbery activity in the Gulf of Guinea, Michael Howlett a Director at IMB commended efforts by the Federal Government of Nigeria to tackle the challenge of piracy in the region, adding that reporting all incidents to the Regional Authorities and IMB PRC will ensure seafarers maintain pressure against pirates.
“Bringing together maritime response authorities through initiatives – like Nigeria’s Deep Blue Project and Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Forum – will continue and strengthen knowledge sharing channels and reduce risk to seafarers in the region” he said.
L-R: Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Honorable Lucky Aiyedatiwa; DG NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh and others as Airforce Graduates Pilots of Special Forces joining service for aerial assets manning of the Deep Blue Project.