The Gulf of Guinea: Maritime Crime Intelligence Report focuses on piracy and other maritime crimes, traditionally perpetrated by criminal gangs operating from Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, which are now spreading further afield throughout the Gulf of Guinea.
The waters off Nigeria are likely to remain prone to piracy and maritime kidnappings. Commercial ships operating in low-risk areas face elevated threat levels, as Pirate Action Groups are forcing them to move their business operations to new spots.
Piracy and other maritime crime which was traditionally perpetrated by criminal gangs operating from Nigeria’s Niger Delta region is now spreading further afield with several new hotspots emerging throughout the Gulf of Guinea. Incidences of maritime crime and piracy have become increasingly common in Zones A and D (as designated by the 2013 Yaounde Code of Conduct), although the waters off Nigeria will likely remain the most prone to piracy and maritime kidnapping incidents for the foreseeable future. Commercial ships operating in areas previously considered at low risk now face an elevated threat level in countries in the east of the region as Pirate Action Groups are forced to move their operations to areas where they can act with greater impunity.
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