Enquiries: +44 (0)1243 621 007

Emergencies: +44 (0)1243 621 168

Journey Management in Gabon

Gabon MapGabon recently hit the headlines, with predictions the country’s oil production would fall by 8%, with blame attributed to workers strikes and ageing oil fields. An oil workers strikes took place spring 2015, and were accompanied by demonstrations across the country – during which the Benin Embassy in Libreville was burnt down.

Although currently a low threat region, the country poses localised risks for any visitor, notably crime and poor road conditions, with incidents including car-jackings in Libreville and armed attacks and robbery in Gabonese cities. With such local risks facing international workers, Solace Global (the security division of Intrinsic) are providing risk management and security services to our clients operating across Gabon, specifically journey management and contingency assistance to our clients involved in exploration and production in the country and surrounding coast.

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Related Incidents

Figure 1 – Gulf of Guinea Piracy Related Incidents (12 months)

Gabon’s coastal waters are at risk from Gulf of Guinea based pirate groups, who have been known to operate as far down the West African coast as Angola – Figures 1 depicts piracy related events over a recent 12 month period (Aug 2014 – Aug 2015).

The Intrinsic intelligence team monitor incidents relating to Piracy but also Civil Unrest, Crime, Environment, Health, Political, Terrorism and Travel Information – providing a complete overview and picture of threats in any given area of operation. Information is filtered from open and closed sources including Government departments, news outlets, social media and ground truth.

The intelligence and information is utilised by Intrinsic’s online Travel Risk Management Platform, used by our operators and clients in Gabon and across the globe. For more information regarding Intrinsic Security and Medical Assistance contact +44(0)1243 621 0007


Latest tweets

  • 24th Jan 2023 11:31
    Our in-house development team are crucial to ensuring that our technology stays innovative & moving forward. We as…
  • 20th Jan 2023 14:29
    There is no better time to review your #travelriskmanagement needs. Whether reviewing your current provision or sta…
  • 13th Jan 2023 10:24
    A lone individual attacked commuters at the Gare du Nord train station in #Paris. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin…
  • 28th Dec 2022 16:24
    With the New Year closing in. If you haven't read our Global Riskwatch 2023 you can reach it here:…
  • 20th Dec 2022 11:02
    For those that don't rest over the festive period, we're here to cover your teams safety 24/7. Have peace of mind y…
  • 19th Dec 2022 10:49
    *WE ARE HIRING* Solace Global Risk Ltd. is recruiting a Risk Operations Manager for their headquarters in Poole, D…
  • 15th Dec 2022 13:36
    The team have made it to #Ruffec. Well done to all those involved for their efforts & determination. We are proud t…