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  • TITLE: Oil, Risk Analysis Techniques, Maritime Security and Safe Passage in Pirate Infested Gulf of Guinea Waters

    AUTHORS: Nana Raymond Lawrence Ofosu-Boateng

    KEYWORDS: Gulf of Guinea, Maritime Security, Risk Analysis Techniques, Vessel Traffic Service

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Social Sciences, Vol.5 No.12, December 14, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Globalization has been the necessary catalyst that has catapulted international trade to new heights but not without some associated challenges. In practice globalization has in some cases created a backlash due to inequalities among regions. Seaborne trade accounts for close to 90% of world trade. Unfortunately, some of the sea lanes and routes have become vulnerable to pirate attacks, armed robbery, gun-running, illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, drug trafficking, human trafficking and marine pollution. Securing safe passages to ensure smooth supply chain operations embraces the involvement of many actors and stakeholders. Technology is being harnessed to mitigate the scourge of the piracy menace. With the help of the Vessel Traffic Service along some of the littoral countries in the Gulf of Guinea, constant monitoring is achieved thus ensuring a partial safe corridor for ocean going vessels to ply. This paper examines the interplay of the threat of piracy to the safety of navigation, maritime security, seafarers and the risk analysis methods involved in ensuring that sea lanes which form a pivotal vital link to the energy needs of the Gulf of Guinea are met.