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Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea

GULF OF GUINEA (April 2, 2014) A U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment member and a Ghanaian navy sailor inspect a fishing vessel suspected of illegal fishing during the Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership. The partnership is the operational phase of Africa Partnership Station and brings together U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and respective Africa partner maritime forces to actively patrol that partner's territorial waters and economic exclusion zone with the goal of intercepting vessels that may have been involved in illicit activity. (U.S. Navy photo by Kwabena Akuamoah-Boateng/Released)

By Adm. Mark Ferguson Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Earlier this week, and prior to the start of the International Seapower Symposium, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a seminar on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea. The seminar brought together key regional and international stakeholders to build …

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