NIGERIAN NAVY PRESS RELEASE
The Maritime states of the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) are facing numerous security challenges in their maritime domain due to the inability of Gulf of Guinea maritime states to coordinate and share relevant information considered necessary to fight these menace.
In order to address these challenges, the Nigerian Navy in collaboration with the United States of America Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) is organizing a regional conference for the Gulf of Guinea countries that operate the Automatic Identification System (AIS). The aim of the conference is to examine the modalities for improving information sharing and enhancing the skill of the AIS operations with a view to improving the general maritime situation among the cooperating states.
The Chiefs of the Naval Staff and delegates from Ghana, Benin, Senegal, Togo, Gabon, Cameroun, and Sao Tome and Principe as well as the Commanders, United States Africa Command and the US Naval Forces are being invited to the conference.
The Theme of the conference is: “Regional Maritime Awareness Capability Systems: A key for Enhancing Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea. The event will commence from 28 – 31 July 2013 at the Tinapa Lake side Hotel, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.