West Africa/Gulf of Guinea

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  It has been replaced by the Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG).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 in the new edition of the UK Maritime Security Chart Q6114  and FR SHOM Carte de Sécurité Maritime CS 8801.
The e-mail address for MDAT-GoG is: watchkeepers@mdat-gog.org
In emergency, vessels should telephone the following number for the MDAT-GoG: +33 (0) 2 98 22 88 88
Please find here updated guidelines for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region. 
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