Piracy and Armed Robbery in the Gulf of Guinea & the Suppression of Piracy & Other Maritime Offences Act (SUPMOA) 2019.

The increasing rise in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea has become alarming. Until recently, the concern about piracy has been the Gulf of Eden operated by Somalia pirates; however, piracy has witnessed a drastic shift to the Gulf of Guinea. Armed robbery against ships and cargo theft has also risen uncontrollably within Nigerian territorial…

Oil Rig as Vessel under the Cabotage Act 2003 and the Cabotage Amendment Bill 2016

Over the years, the Nigerian maritime industry has witnessed the uncontrolled and illegal participation of foreign shipowners which has been detrimental to the industry. This position necessitated the enactment of the Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act in 2003. The Cabotage Act was enacted to restrict the participation of foreign vessels in the Nigerian Coastal…