Maritime security and the private sector – presentation at London symposium

Increasing concerns about the number of attacks against merchant vessels in the Gulf of Guinea were the topic of a recent symposium in London. The event was co-hosted by BIMCO, IMCA, the International Chamber of Shipping, OCIMF and the ITF. It brought together a diverse range of speakers who looked at piracy from different angles.

For my short presentation, I was asked to look at the role of the private sector in relation to law enforcement activities at sea in the region. While the shipping industry’s main concern are public-private partnerships in Nigeria, based on a memorandum of understanding between various companies and the Nigerian Navy, I had a brief look at different security challenges and the lack of maritime security capacities in all countries throughout the region.

The presentation can be found here on Academia. You can also contact me on Twitter or through the contact form for any further questions.