Ghana’s maritime stakeholders connect to YARIS

26 Jul 2022

On 15 July 2022, the Deputy Director General in charge of Operations at the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), Mr. Daniel Appianin, congratulated the 28 participants of the 2-week YARIS training held in Accra. He stated that the operational centres will be connected to the national YARIS network, as a result of this session. Download the press release.

National Training on YARIS

From 4th to 15th July, 28 participants were trained to use YARIS by a team of four GoGIN+ and Yaounde Architecture trainers (CRESMAO and ICC).
In addition to mastering the main functionalities, participants were involved in exercises of various scenarios including coordination and operations for combating illegal fishing, vessels in difficulty and miscellaneous trafficking.

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The training would enable participants from Ghana’s maritime law enforcement agencies utilize the platform to enhance surveillance and information sharing capabilities thereby improving maritime safety and security operations. The following agencies attended this session: GMA, Ghana Navy, Air Force, Port and Harbours Authority, Immigration Service, Marine Police, Fisheries Commission, Police Service, National Security, Narcotics Control Commission, Customs, and also regional organizations such as Multinational Maritime Co-ordination Centre (MMCC) Zone F, Interpol, Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC).

After this modular training, the operational centres will be connected to the national YARIS network, enabling them to facilitate the exchange of information and the coordination of operations at sea.

Mr. Pieter Smidt Van Gelder, Deputy Head Delegation, Political, Press and Information Section of the European Union (EU) to Ghana, said that the coordination of maritime safety and security was essential to monitor and combat any illegal activity at sea hence their support for the program.

He said the EU would, in collaboration with other countries, continue to support the country because by so doing it would be contributing to a peaceful and safe maritime domain to develop the blue economy that the world is looking for.


The Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) was established by an Act of Parliament and charged with the responsibility to regulate, monitor and coordinate activities within the maritime industry in Ghana as well as implement the provisions of enactments on shipping.

GMA achieves this through facilitating inter-agency coordination of the several stakeholders who need to work together to achieve a safe, secure and efficient maritime domain to propel national development.

In addition, the Authority ensures the safety of navigation and fulfils Ghana’s flag, port and coastal state responsibilities in an effective and efficient manner, having due regard to international maritime conventions, instruments and codes.

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