[Originally published by Royal Danish Defence College]

The new report Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea examines the Danish and international interests in the Gulf of Guinea and what can be done to avoid the more and more violent piracy attacks in the area.

The problem of maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea is not a new phenomenon, but a contemporary form of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea has arguably developed over the past 25 years to be more organized and violent. Besides the issue of how the phenomenon of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea has developed,
the area has also gained more and more attention internationally.

There is no doupt that piracy today is seen as a global threat – also from a Danish perspective. In this report the authors focus on several aspects of piracy that follows from the latest development in the area.

The report is written by Katja Lindskov Jacobsen and Commander Johannes Riber Nordby with funding from The Danish Maritime Fund.

Download the report