Gulf of Guinea Maritime Security in 2016

CIMSEC – 2016 witnessed a marked increase in maritime security incidents over the previous year, irrespective of the counting standards. Denmark-based Risk Intelligence counted 119 verified attacks by criminals on all kinds of vessels in West Africa (Senegal to Angola) – compared with 82 in 2015. The vast majority of attacks in 2016 were perpetrated by Nigerian criminals, including all of the 84 that were concentrated in and around Nigerian waters.

Nigerian Navy – Nigerian navy frees hijacked Singapore-owned oil tanker

BBC – Nigeria’s navy says it has rescued a Singapore-owned oil tanker hijacked by pirates on Tuesday night with 23 Indian sailors on board.

Nigerian Navy – Nigerian admirals pay the price for stealing captured oil tanker

The Times – Two Nigerian admirals have been dismissed after a court martial found them guilty of helping to steal an oil tanker.

Nigerian Navy – Embarrassment as Nigerian navy 'loses' impounded tanker

Daily Telegraph – Nigeria admitted a “national embarrassment” yesterday after a Russian tanker laden with 30,000 barrels of oil disappeared without trace from the custody of its navy.