New Maritime Security Initiative for Somalia


Signatories of the MOU Admiral Sir James Burnell Nugent Senior Fellow at OBP and Tung Kuo yu Republic Of China Represent

Somalilandsun – Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) and the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in Brussels have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will allow for the establishment of a new maritime communications network to increase maritime safety along the Somali coast.

The Maritime Communications Initiative (MCI) will initially establish Maritime Communications and Safety Centers in Bosasso, Berbera and Mogadishu, and eventually in Hobyo and Kismayo. These centers are focused on providing safety for local shipping traffic, promoting awareness of port management and de-conflicting with international naval forces, ultimately helping to establish localized maritime situational awareness along the Somali coast. Continue reading