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Piracy and armed robbery (hereafter referred to as piracy) in the Gulf of Guinea region is an established criminal activity and is of increasing concern to the maritime sector.  

The Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG) has ceased to operate on june 2016. It has been replaced by the Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG). The MDAT-GoG provides a 24-hour manned service of military experts. The MDAT-GoG receives reports, shares important updates and provides guidance on vessel operating patterns, security risks with the Gulf of Guinea maritime community.
All vessels are encouraged to report to the MDAT-GoG using the existing reporting formats which are revised on FR SHOM Carte de Sécurité Maritime CS 8801 and additionally you can check all details with regards to reporting formats in Gog here.

The e-mail address for MDAT-GoG is:

In emergency, vessels should telephone the following number for the MDAT-GoG: +33 (0) 2 98 22 88 88

Please find here updated Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security pf the Coast of West Africa including the Gulf of Guinea.


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