The shipping industry has revealed a major new strategic cooperation with Nigeria to wipe out pirate gangs in the Gulf of Guinea once and for all.

The government of Nigeria, the navy and maritime safety agency NIMASA will work with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Bimco, Intertanko, Intercargo and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) to eliminate the threat of kidnappings, hijackings and robberies.