NATO void leaves concerns

End of NATO operations causing regional concern.

Piracy fears as Nato pulls navy ships from Indian Ocean

To the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), time is ripe to withdraw from the Indian Ocean because the sea has become calmer than at any one time in the last six years. So its military personnel officially withdraws from fighting piracy on the Indian Ocean Wednesday.

For local importers, however, uncertainty prevails as to the continued suppression of Somali piracy in the regional waters.

“The withdrawal may be an issue going forward. The regional community has not yet fully addressed the root problems of piracy,” said Kenya Shippers’ Council executive Gilbert Langat.

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