Are Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) a Solution to Armed Robbery at Sea in Nigerian Waters?

ABSTRACT


The purpose of the study was to establish whether Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) in Nigeria was a solution to armed robbery at sea in Nigerian waters. The Private Maritime Security Companies in Nigeria operated under rules set by the Nigerian Navy being the main custodian of maritime security in Nigeria. Although attempts were made to subvert those rules, the Navy has risen to clamp down on defaulters. It was found that what obtained in Nigerian waters was armed robbery at sea contrary to the widely used term piracy. The study also found that although PMSCs have not recorded any successful armed robbery attack on vessels or platforms they secured in Nigerian waters, the solutions to armed robbery at sea were infrastructural development based and employment related. The findings may be useful in proffering land based solutions to armed robbery at sea in Nigerian waters rather than resorting to securitization. 


TABLE OF CONTENT

Page Number

CHAPTER ONE


BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

1.1 Introduction1

1.2 Statement of the Problem2

1.3 Aim of the Dissertation5


CHAPTER TWO 


LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1 Introduction 8

2.2 Definition Maritime Security in Search of Meaning8

2.3 Distinction between Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea10

2.4 Causes of Armed Robbery at Sea in Nigeria Waters11

2.5 The Rise of Private Maritime Security Companies in Nigeria16

2.6 Mode of Operation of PMSCs in Nigeria18

2.7 Government Agencies Responsible for Waterways Security in Nigeria19

2.8 Role of Government in Enhancing Security in Nigeria Waterways21


CHAPTER THREE 


RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1 Conceptual Framework for Methodology23

3.2 Study Area23

3.3 Data Collection Technique 23


CHAPTER FOUR 


SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS


4.1 Introduction 25

4.2 Summary of Findings25

4.3 Conclusion26


References28


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APA

Zorasi, V. (2018). Are Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) a Solution to Armed Robbery at Sea in Nigerian Waters?. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/are-private-maritime-security-companies-pmscs-a-solution-to-armed-robbery-at-sea-in-nigerian-waters-2742

MLA 8th

Zorasi, Victor "Are Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) a Solution to Armed Robbery at Sea in Nigerian Waters?" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/are-private-maritime-security-companies-pmscs-a-solution-to-armed-robbery-at-sea-in-nigerian-waters-2742. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

MLA7

Zorasi, Victor . "Are Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) a Solution to Armed Robbery at Sea in Nigerian Waters?". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 29 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/are-private-maritime-security-companies-pmscs-a-solution-to-armed-robbery-at-sea-in-nigerian-waters-2742 >.

Chicago

Zorasi, Victor . "Are Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) a Solution to Armed Robbery at Sea in Nigerian Waters?" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 29, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/are-private-maritime-security-companies-pmscs-a-solution-to-armed-robbery-at-sea-in-nigerian-waters-2742