The Worldwide Maritime Bureau (IMB) in its half-year report of 2022 has lauded the discount in piracy within the globe and expressed optimism that it’s a new daybreak for the transport neighborhood globally. That is approaching the heels of the Bureau receiving the bottom variety of reported incidents for the primary half of the 12 months since 1994, evidencing its efforts in elevating consciousness to make the waters protected globally.
The Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy has confirmed that there has not been any case of Seafarers kidnap one 12 months after the Could 2021 declaration. That is thought of commendable progress compared to the 2020 statistics when 130 seafarers had been kidnapped. The standing report from the GoG declaration additionally confirmed that there has not been any case of kidnap for ransom in 2022, as towards 20 instances in 2020 and 12 in 2021.
The Director Normal of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Security Company, NIMASA, Dr Bashir Jamoh stated that Nigeria is dedicated to sustaining the momentum of the success recorded in current instances within the combat towards piracy within the area. “It’s heart-warming that the worldwide maritime neighborhood is acknowledging the progress made up to now. It’s a direct results of collaboration amongst nationwide, regional and non-regional stakeholders.