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10 December 2014, 11:22 Harrison Mbungu

Mombasa - Delegates from transport ministries of Yemen, Tanzania, Djibout and Kenya will converge in Mombasa Wednesday  to discus critical issues affecting the Maritime sector and also find a long-term sustainability of the four existing maritime centres dedicated to information sharing and training.

The Mombasa protocol will among other issues deliberate on Maritime security issues encompassing all of these legal or illegal activities that transcend traditional borders, requiring greater inter-agency and regional cooperation and get a long term solution for the same.

These follows concerns about increased number of many legal and illegal activities at the Western Indian Ocean, including fisheries and growing offshore activities posing like pirating which are posing economical challenges to the member states.

The delegates are also set to commit themselves towards adhering to the Djibouti code of Conduct which was signed in 2009 to create the first regional agreement promoting such cooperation at sea.

“It is time for these centers to establish a permanent structure supported by a clear commitment of the affiliated countries to ensure mid and long-term sustainability on maritime security,” said Lina Jamwa, Kenya Maritime Authority Public relations officer.

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Kenya is among the most affected by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean waters. According to Jamwa Security issue, Drug trafficking along the territorial waters and the maritime training of officers will be main agenda of the conference.

However, research has shown that cases of Somali pirates' activities had reduced since the deployment of Kenyan defense forces into Somalia.

When Somali piracy was at its peak in 2011, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) counted 237 attacks attributed to Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, from the Somali coast across the Sea of Oman.

By arresting numerous pirates over the past few years, Atalanta and its allies - Nato, China and Japan, which have all deployed considerable means in the region, a shipping route crucial for world trade - have had a very dissuasive effect.

Rafts of measures taken by the shipping sector have also contributed to the decline of piracy. Other measures like the establishment of armed guards on board, the use of barbed wire on merchant ships and increase in navigation speeds have also come in handy.

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