Has there been a big push to provide maritime security to western African countries?
There has been a push. However, some countries, such as Nigeria only want the armed security to be local nigerians. We have an unarmed security team onboard, that we like to call consultants, but unarmed. With the increase in attacks, roughly 12 this year around my vessel alone, there is becoming more concern. And thoughts about pre-2003 starting to creep in.
Is your security Nigerian? Or westerners?
Westerners onboard. Locals typically are in the security boats on producing fields.
[QUOTE=PDCMATE;110806]Westerners onboard. Locals typically are in the security boats on producing fields.[/QUOTE]
OK that makes sense. I am trying to find a way to get my company tapped in to do work in that area. Mainly Westerners but we hire Asians and Africans as well.