Approximately nine millions Euros to fight maritime crime
A network is created to fight against the theft of oil cargoes, #piracy, kidnappings, armed robbery on the sea, drug, human, timber and weapons traffics and wastes as well as illegal #fishing.
More precisely, it is the inter-regional network for the Gulf of Guinea, that was launched in Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital, on last June 8th. With a budget of more than 9 millions Euros in four years, this project of the European Union aims at fighting crime in the sea.
According to the press released after the launching of this project, “19 African coastal countries, from Senegal to Angola” are concerned, either about “6000 kilometers of coast, waters near to Senegal in the North, to Angola in the South, as well as the archipelagoes of Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe”. According to the press release, the aim is to “enhance the capabilities of councils in terms of planning, coordination and computer network at the national, regional et inter-regional levels” in order to fight crime at sea.
The project is financed by the European Commission (80%) and the Danish government (20%). It is implemented by Expertise France, the Agence Française de Cooperation Technique Internationale.