Gulf of Guinea
It is estimated that damages tied with the consequences of Piracy and Terrorism may cost shipping companies millions of dollars each year, while causing critical harm to the company's image and inflicting physical and psychological damage to the employees and their families.
Acting under legal agreements with our agents and representatives in Nigeria areas we totally secure your ship and your crew from any threat or violence.
We deliver a defensible and protective solution by providing armed governmental teams on board at area in order we supervise and prepare the vessel and its crew to navigate the most dangerous risk areas within the waters of Nigeria.
In full cooperation with the armed teams on board our bridge security liaison officer assists with the procurement of materials and the equipment required, installing the security measures and provides the risk assessments to re-enforce existing defensive measures.
We provide design consultation and installation guidance of permanent anti-piracy measures on any new vessel during the build phase, being at the same time fully compliance with maritime safety and security codes
We always have a Chief Security Officer (CSO) and a legal advisor available around the clock all year to support the operational teams and maritime law matters.
MarSec Services in NIGERIAN Waters
The risk in Nigeria, and now Benin, is steadily rising causing a drastic increase in security needs for the merchant fleet.
International Armour is aware of and acts in accordance with new laws and regulations that are being enforced by the Flag States and Governmental bodies, such as the Nigerian Government/Navy which no longer permit armed guards of any kind on board.
We provide ARMED escorts throughout the entire Nigerian EEZ, up to 200nm from shore in partnership with Nigerian MOU holding parties
We regularly provide armed escorts for vessels calling Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Onne and has finalized new agreements for 2018 with MOU holding agents through coordinators/employers in area.
In the neighboring countries of Ghana, Togo and Benin, PI can provide authorized on board armed security teams via anchorage and are permitted to remain on board during the port stay.
These services are provided through our network of local government authorized partners
We only legal trade with countries/companies that are not under any sanction by the UN and the EU
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Nigerian Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea a Major Risk for Merchant Shipping!
The Gulf of Guinea continues to be one of the most dangerous bodies of water in the world for merchant shipping.
Armed and dangerous pirate gangs from the Niger Delta have been responsible for attacking commercial vessels throughout the wider region, conducting armed robberies, stealing oil and abducting crew for ransom.
If you are a Maritime Security Company (PMSC) that looks for a cooperation in such services to any ship of your client that is sailing in area contact us.
In order to be safe and not only to feel safe!
It is not what we do, it is HOW we do it!
Our Company can also arrange any transit you may have within the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia waters under competitive prices for PMSCs.
Bonny River/Lagos Anchorage Escort durations (round trip) are as follows:
Up to 50nm - 2 day average (1 day in / 1 day out)
Up to 100nm - 4 day average (2 days in / 2 days out)
Up to 200nm - 6 day average (3 days in / 3 days out)
Lagos Anchorage patrol can be provided at client request
Escort to be provided only within Nigerian EEZ
Gulf of Guinea Piracy 2016
For any other route that it is not included in our list, contact us
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