Crimes at sea affecting global trade

Transnational maritime crime on the agenda.

Crimes at sea affecting global trade — Mark Woyongo

The Minister of the Interior, Mr Mark Owen Woyongo, has observed that crimes at sea have assumed alarming proportions in recent times and are posing a huge threat to international trade.

He noted that about 90 percent of the world’s trade was undertaken by sea and the maritime domain was also endowed with resources such as oil and gas, which served the energy needs of many nations.

The economies of most countries also depended heavily on the maritime domain, hence the growing concerns about the security of the domain, he emphasised.

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