Tanzania Maritime Security

The sea is a formidable asset for Tanzania. Worldwide, 80 % of international trade relies on maritime transport. But, the sea is accessible to all.

Maritime security necessary for Tanzania’s prosperity

The sea is a formidable asset for Tanzania. Worldwide, 80 per cent of international trade relies on maritime transport.

For Tanzania these figures might even be higher and the future development of off-shore oil and gas reserves could significantly boost the Tanzanian economy. But, the sea is accessible to all.

Most with good intentions but some seek to exploit it for illegal activity and it takes little imagination to understand that the benefits that the sea brings to the people of Tanzania can easily be undermined if the sea is not a safe place for business to operate.

Threats to maritime security come in many ways and forms, but in the past years the threat of piracy has been a particular concern in the Gulf of Aden and the Western Indian Ocean.

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Source: The Citizen.

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