We are delighted to announce that Phillip Pascoe, General Counsel at the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), accepted the Seatrade Award for Countering Piracy 2016 on behalf of the Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG).
MTISC-GoG has demonstrated significant success in the short time that is has been operating. It has established that is can build trust with mariners and develop a working relationship with Navies and other agencies in the region to carefully share valuable information. It has the potential to deliver even greater success in the future.
OCIMF is hugely grateful for the support provided by the Navies of Ghana, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Togo, Sierra Leone and the Liberia Maritime Authority who have provided the Officer-in-Charge and watchkeeping team that are the back-bone of MTISC-GoG.
OCIMF is also extremely grateful for the watchkeepers and the Marchant Navy Liaison Officers (MNLOs) provided by Tullow Oil, Nigeria LNG, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Maersk.
OCIMF would particularly like to thank UK, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, IMO and INTERPOL for their significant support and financial assistance without who the MTISC-GoG project would never have been create.
Philip Pascoe, the OCIMF General Counsel, has lead the MTISC-GoG project since its inception in 2010 assisted by the MTISC-GoG Project officer, Fiona Rider. Philip Pascoe will collect the award on behalf of MTISC-GoG and OCIMF.