INDUSTRY LAUNCHES GULF OF GUINEA DECLARATION ON SUPPRESSION OF PIRACY
Stakeholders from across the shipping industry has launched a coalition to end the threat of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
Coastal and flag States, shipowners, charterers, maritime organisations, importers and exporters, oil, and mining companies, offshore operators, fishers, supranational organisations, labour unions and NGOs signed the GULF OF GUINEA DECLARATION ON SUPPRESSION OF PIRACY.
The Declaration demands that no seafarer should face the grave risks of kidnapping and violence when transporting cargo, supporting the offshore sector, or fishing in the Gulf of Guinea.
It states measures on how to suppress piracy in the region.
Carlo Cameli, Baltic and International Maritime Council Chairman for Maritime Safety and Security Committee underscores “The root causes of the piracy problem in the Gulf of Guinea can only be solved by Nigeria. However, suppressing piracy will help our seafarers, just like it did off Somalia a few years ago.
He insists, “Without security there can be no development.”
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