29 July, 2021
Gulf of Guinea Declaration on the Suppression of Piracy
Queensway Navigation Co. Ltd announces that have joined organisations across the maritime industry (including flag state administrations, ship owners, charterers, and shipping associations) in signing the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on the Suppression of Piracy.
The piracy problem in the Gulf of Guinea has developed into a curse for seafarers over the past decade. In 2021, the threat that looms for all seafarers going to the region is being kidnapped at gunpoint for ransom.
In response to growing concerns and increasing attacks in the Gulf of Guinea, a task force of stakeholders from across the shipping industry drafted the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on the Suppression of Piracy which Queensway proudly supports.
By signing up, the signatories commit themselves to – among other things: Tangibly supporting antipiracy law enforcement as mandated by international law, including international treaties, (e.g. the United Nations Conventions on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)), by non-regional naval forces providing a capable incident response capability to complement regional coastal states’ antipiracy law enforcement operations.
View and download the declaration in full here.