Gulf of Guinea


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Noun1.Gulf of Guinea - a gulf off the southwest coast of Africa
Bioko - an island in the Gulf of Guinea that is part of Equatorial Guinea
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
Bight of Benin - a broad indentation of the Gulf of Guinea in western Africa
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Ship owners and managers must have a means of verification that hardening measures are available and in place on vessels prior to entering the Gulf of Guinea area.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet had said, "A merchant vessel Marine Express (oil tanker), owned by Mumbai-based Anglo-Eastern shipping company with 22 Indian nationals onboard, is presumably missing off the coast of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea.
The Gulf of Guinea has become an increasing target for pirates who steal cargo and demand ransoms, even as piracy incidents fall worldwide, experts say.
There were 10 incidents of kidnapping involving 65 crew members in or around waters off Nigeria, which lies next to the Gulf of Guinea, according to the Kuala Lumpur-based IMB's report, which was released Wednesday.
Following a five-year period as the epicentre of hijacking for cargo theft, marine kidnapping for ransom is now the saveur du jour in the Gulf of Guinea -- particularly in the Bight of Benin and Bight of Bonny.
On the other hand, maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and Sulu Sea in the Philippines continues to give cause for concern with kidnap for ransom the main threat.
On the other hand, he argues that Mauritania, which left ECOWAS in 2000 and is a member of the Arab Maghreb Union, should be included, as it is an important partner for maritime security cooperation in the Gulf of Guinea.
The conclusion and signing of the agreement is expected to enhance security in the Gulf of Guinea and help in curbing maritime crimes such as piracy, crude oil theft, sabotage of oil rigs and arms smug- gling," Garba Shehu, senior special assis- tant for media and publicity to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, says.
The Gulf of Guinea and Southeast Asia have not seen a decrease.
The conclusion and signing of the agreement is expected to enhance security in the Gulf of Guinea and help in curbing maritime crimes such as piracy, crude oil theft, sabotage of oil rigs and arms smuggling," Garba Shehu, senior special assistant for media and publicity to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, says.
Governments and navies need to work more closely together to protect merchant ships in the pirate-ridden Gulf of Guinea, security experts say.