The group, affiliated to the European Union, provides support to ECOWAS Countries and Mauritania in its drive to fight against piracy and related crimes in the sub-region, offered its technical assistance on the anti-piracy and nautical security services, among others.
The SWAIMS team on a working visit to the Authority’s head office in Marina Lagos, identified electronic management control, deepening of International Ships and Ports Facility Security (ISPS )Code compliance and sustenance, security surveillance and deterrence as critical areas of concern.
SWAIMS acting team leader, Dr. Alex Klein and colleagues were received by the Executive Director Marine and Operations, Hon. Onari Brown, who represented the Acting Managing Director, Mohammed Bello Koko, affirmed that it is expedient to intimate policy makers of the cost of insecurity in order to take the drive to the next level, stressing that insecurity encourages inflation, high operating costs which impact negatively on standard of living.
The Acting MD in his remarks stated that issues of maritime insecurity had heightened ,thus the need to tackle it frontally.
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