Welcome to Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute - GoGMI
GoGMI is a non-profit think - tank organization incorporated in Accra, Ghana. The Institute provides a unique platform for maritime strategic thinkers, practitioners and allies to interact, share ideas and research into strategic maritime affairs affecting the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) Region. The Institute’s core business is strategic maritime research, advocacy and capacity building in the areas of maritime safety, security and environment in the Ghanaian and the GoG maritime space at large. GoGMI, through its intricate network of experts, develops and implements a myriad of tailored programmes to address pertinent maritime concerns within the GoG region. Content generated from the Institute’s research and stakeholder network of experts is often disseminated through a variety of channels, including periodic publications, social media, physical and virtual conferences and programmes. GoGMI plays an active role in promoting safe and secure waters in the GoG region and also engaging diverse stakeholder groups, particularly youth in Ghana’s blue economy trajectory.
LATEST NEWS IN THE GoG REGION
Brong Ahafo: Shippers’ Authority, BoG empower exporters on LoC procedures
Exporters in the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions have been sensitized on the Bank of Ghana’s (BOG) Letter of Commitment (LOC) requirements for the repatriation of export proceeds at a Seminar organized by the Ghana Shippers? Authority, in collaboration with the BoG.
Ghana Chamber of Shipping becomes Associate ICS member
The Ghana Chamber of Shipping is ICS’s third member based in West Africa, along with Liberian Shipowners’ Council and Nigerian Chamber of Shipping. This membership will strengthen relationships across the maritime sector as the industry continues to work together to find solutions to collective issues including piracy, seafarer welfare and training, digitisation, automation, and decarbonisation.
Nigeria to Host Workshop on Africa’s Deep Seabed Resources
The workshop will also increase the participation of African indigenous companies in exploration activities undertaken in the international seabed areas.
The event, scheduled to hold in Abuja, is being put together by the International Seabed Authority in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the National Boundary Commission (NBC).
LATEST MARITIME NEWS
Tunisia Intercepts Nearly 100 Europe-bound Migrants
Sea crossing attempts tend to increase during spring and summer. Tunisia’s National Guard said it had prevented five maritime crossings and rescued 80 people, mostly Tunisians and including 35 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa.
It said “preventive operations” were also carried out near Menzel Temime in the north, Mahdia and Kerkennah on the central coast and Zarzis in the south, leading to 11 arrests.
Indo-Pacific SEACAT Maritime Exercise 2022 Launches in Singapore
The U.S. Navy's Seventh Commander, Vice Admiral Karl Thomas, opened the event by stating, "SEACAT is about learning how to share information effectively between like-minded partners. Our respective governments have all independently decided that it is also within our national interests to uphold the international norms that govern the maritime domain, which is applied without prejudice for the benefit of every nation."
ONE launches Marine Safety and Quality Campaign 2022
Campaign theme “Safety Consciousness – A step ahead” As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect global shipping operations over the long term, Ocean Network Express continues to face difficulties in conducting ONE’s Vessel Quality Standard (ONE-VQS) physical inspections on board operated vessels all around the world. As such, over the past two years, self-inspection campaigns have comprised thorough checks by crew to mitigate risk of accidents in identified critical areas, supplementing the ONE-VQS.
SECURITY WORKING GROUP
IMSWG, housed by the Gulf of Guinea Maritime Institute, constitutes a working group of maritime experts and practitioners that spans across industries, academia, national, regional & international institutions