President Akufo-Addo has expressed worry over the security challenges and implications of the maritime industry.

According to him, crimes such as armed robbery, burglary, among other crimes on the Gulf of Guinea.

He explained that these transnational crimes do not only threaten the peace of the nation but also comes with a great cost to the economy and that of the nations involved.

President Akufo-Addo made these comments when he commissioned the Naval Training Command at Agorta Nutekpor in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region on Tuesday.

To him, combating the crimes on the territorial waters means every naval officer needs to be equipped with creative solutions to deal with the present and future maritime challenges while staying ahead of the criminal masterminds.

Meanwhile, Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul said the facility would be used to train other security agencies where need be.