Unprecedented Alliance Nigeria US and France Join Forces to Secure Gulf of Guinea

Unprecedented Alliance Nigeria US and France Join Forces to Secure Gulf of Guinea

Nigeria, US, and France Unite to Safeguard Gulf of Guinea’s Maritime Security

In a significant move to enhance security within the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria, the United States, and France are set to tackle the region’s security challenges at the upcoming 2023 Lagos International Maritime Week.

Organized by Zoe Maritime Resources Limited, this event will delve into a wide range of maritime issues, including port development, transportation, law, arbitration, training, education, environmental concerns, and gender inclusivity in the maritime sector.

Described as a week of activities showcasing the maritime industry’s finest aspects, the Lagos International Maritime Week, which includes the 8th International Maritime Business to Business Conference, is scheduled for September 19, 2023.

The conference’s theme, ‘MARPOL at 50 – Pollution from Ships, Africa’s Commitment to Clean Oceans, Seas, Inland Waters, and the Marine Environment,’ offers a platform for stakeholders and experts to address pressing maritime challenges in Africa.

Distinguished attendees at the conference will include Adegboyega Oyetola, Minister of Marine and the Blue Economy, José Abeso, Executive Secretary of the Gulf of Guinea Commission, and Adenike Ukonga, the immediate past Executive Secretary of the Gulf of Guinea Commission based in Angola.

The program’s convener, Oritsematosan Edodo-Emore, underscores the importance of evaluating Nigeria and Africa’s commitment to upholding a clean and safe marine environment, especially as MARPOL marks its 50th year. Critical topics for discussion include wastewater disposal’s impact on logistics, insurance considerations for oil tankers, pollution prevention through risk management, and the tax responsibilities of international shipping companies.

This collaborative initiative reflects a united effort to ensure the security and sustainability of the Gulf of Guinea, a vital maritime region of global significance.

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