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Webinar on: Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea – the most severe security threat to shipping

Piracy, armed robbery and other forms of maritime criminal activity continue to constitute a serious challenge to the global shipping industry as well as to stability and development in countries affected by these illegal activities. Especially the Gulf of Guinea is considered to be the most dangerous maritime region for the seafarers and shipping companies to navigate through.

The aim of the webinar is to present an overview of the current security challenges, focusing on piracy activities, in the Gulf of Guinea and point at some potential solutions to address these challenges.

Programme 3pm-4pm 

Welcome and introduction, Guy Platten, ICS Secretary General

Currents threats to shipping in the Gulf of Guinea, Hans Tino Hansen, CEO Risk Intelligence

EU’s role to play in enhancing maritime security and economic development in West Africa, Birgitte Markussen, Deputy Managing Director (AFRICA.DMD), European External Action Service

Denmark’s comprehensive engagement in the Gulf of Guinea, Jesper Møller Sørensen, State Secretary for Foreign Policy, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Maritime Governance, Dr. Kamal-Deen Ali, Naval Captain (Rtd.), Executive Director, Centre For Maritime Law and Security Africa (CEMLAWS)

Panel discussion and Q&A

Moderated by Guy Platten, ICS Secretary General

Wrap-up

Guy Platten, ICS Secretary General

We hope you will mark your calendar and sign up to the event here: https://danishshipping.nemtilmeld.dk/169/

For more information please do not hesitate to contact:

Morten Glamsø, Head of Security, M: +45 2267 0705T: +45 3348 9216

mgl@danishshipping.dk