Counter Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

As Somali piracy seems to have quieted down Indian Ocean, the problem has gotten worse in the Gulf of Guinea, along the Atlantic Coast of West Aftrica. gCaptain is reporting the European Union is making an effort to help navies and coast guards in the area.

Not long ago a cutter was in the area as part of the US Navy administered Partnership program. The Deployable Operations Group trains their personnel, and Nigeria was the recipient of the former USCGC Chase, one of our retiring 378s.

4 thoughts on “Counter Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

  1. Denmark is sending a frigate.
    https://gcaptain.com/denmark-sends-frigate-to-combat-piracy-in-gulf-of-guinea/?subscriber=true&goal=0_f50174ef03-8e8a74c4d4-169942921&mc_cid=8e8a74c4d4&mc_eid=a25c2ef2cb&fbclid=IwAR0zivPf27bn-0IpcrumKNflgto5-cGmnzsiShGBa77L9uxQP94jSJEj3TA

    The Coast Guard has sent cutters to the area to provide capacity building. Would not be too surprised to see an international task force formed in the future, similar to the counter piracy operations of Somalia.

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