24 - 26 September, 2019
Parador de Cádiz, Cadiz, Spain
Commodore Eric Adu, Flag Officer Commanding, Naval Training Command at Ghana Navy

Commodore Eric Adu


Flag Officer Commanding, Naval Training Command
Ghana Navy

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Conference Day One - Site Visit

Tuesday, September 24th, 0019


4:30 PM CONTRIBUTIONS TO MARITIME SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PRIORITIES FOR PATROL VESSELS

·          Identifying baseline capability to make sure that patrol vessels can detect, deter and respond effectively
·          Combatting piracy and drug interdiction using patrol vessels in the Gulf of Guinea
·          OPVs as a multi-function tool to improve awareness, surveillance and operational effectiveness at sea

5:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: CONGESTED SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

The Gulf of Guinea has been congested and challenging security domain for hundreds of years and carries a unique set of challenges for those organisations that operate in this area. Although there has been a lot of progress in the fight against piracy in this area, security concerns do remain and the fight against smuggling remains as fierce as ever. Participants in this geostrategic panel discussion will cover:
 
·          How have tactics and techniques employed by criminal organisations caused state militaries and law enforcement to adapt their approach to preventing and disrupting these kinds of operations?
·          In what ways do patrol vessels provide the most effective platform by which these criminal elements can be disrupted and where is the need for improvement most apparent?
·          How do you think international and regional cooperation can be improved in the Gulf of Guinea in order to make this region more secure?