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Ghana encourages secondary-school girls follow a shipping career

The Ghana Maritime Authority together with the Women in Shipping and Trade Association (WISTA Ghana) have met with girls from secondary schools in the Accra Metropolis, aiming to educate and inspire them to take advantage of career opportunities within the industry.

Ghana, Denmark cooperate to improve tugboat missions

A team of tugboat masters just finished a training programme in Denmark as part of a strategic sector cooperation between Denmark and Ghana. The training provided the tugboat masters with new tools on how to perform tugboat missions in the Port of Tema.

Ghana’s Fisheries Minister urges for Saiko to end

The Ghanaian Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has urged for complete eradication of the harmful, illegal practice of saiko. ‘Saiko’ is a form of illegal fishing, where trawlers target the staple catch of canoe fishers and sell this fish back to local communities at a profit.

Pirates kidnap ten Turkish seafarers in the Gulf of Guinea

Following the Turkish Foreign Ministry’s statement, ten Turkish seafarers onboard the Paksoy 1 freighter were kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, on Saturday night, July 13. The ship is now on anchorage at the port Tema, Ghana. The Turkish Foreign Ministry is closely collaborating with authorities in Nigeria and Ghana to safely release the crew. 

Ghana’s Tema Port welcomes first commercial vessel after expansion

The Singaporean-flagged container ship ‘Maersk Cape Coast’ became the first commercial vessel, ‘Maersk Cape Coast’ to have docked at the Terminal 3 at Ghana’s Tema Port, after three years of expansion and modernization works to complete the first two berths.

IMO to boost safety of ships and fishing in Ghana

Fishing is considered one of the most dangerous occupations in the world and, in spite of improvements in technology, the loss of life in the fisheries sector is unacceptably high.  In order to improve the safety of fishers and fishing vessels, IMO has established, over the years, various initiatives, culminating with the adoption of the Cape Town Agreement of 2012.

Vessel and crew still detained in Ghana from 2017 due to economic dispute

Since 2017, two Ghanaians and 11 Indian nationals have been detained, along with the DLB Sea Horizon vessel at the Sekondi Naval Base in Ghana due to a payment dispute. Reports say that WAG SPV, the American owner of the Panamanian vessel, had to pay the port charges accrued over the period, an amount in the region of $1.5 million.

Watch: How illegal fishing hurts Ghana’s fisheries

The Environmental Justice Foundation filmed illegal activities as they took place at sea and undertook first-hand monitoring at ports and data analysis to present the full catastrophic scale of this form of organised crime. ‘Saiko’ is a form of illegal fishing, where foreign trawlers target the staple catch of Ghanaian canoe fishers and sell this stolen fish back to local communities at a profit.

More opportunities will arise for African women in the maritime sector

According to the Ghana Shipper’s Authority, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana highlighted that more opportunities should arise for women participating in the maritime sector, mostly in Africa, to take advantage of the potentials of the continent’s blue economy.

Eni announces discovery in Akoma project, offshore Ghana

Enni announced on Thursday, May 9, a gas and condensate discovery in CTP-Block 4, offshore Ghana. The well on the Akoma exploration project had an estimated volume between 550 and 650 bfc of gas and 18-20 mmbbl of condensate. 


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