Operation Atalanta Sailors Help to Train Somaliland Coast Guard StudentsMarch 1, 2016 - 14:53
In cooperation with EUCap Nestor, Operation Atalanta warship FGS Erfurt has provided specialist training to Somaliland Coast Guard students.
EUCap Nestor is a civilian mission which is mandated to support the development of maritime security in Somalia. It works closely with Operation Atalanta to train and encourage a self-sustaining maritime security capability in Somalia.
The topic for this training package was maritime radio communication. Subjects covered included radio communication, the Automatic Identification System (AIS) used by many modern vessels and how to operate navigational radar. The students will ultimately be manning the brand-new Operations Centre in the harbour town of Berbera and will be required to supervise shipping routes and pass on safety information to vessels transiting through the area.
Erfurt’s Deck Officer was one of the trainers during the 3-day event: “It is a pleasure to share my knowledge with trainees and a good feeling to pass on my own experiences to the local people, helping them to create their own Coast Guard.”
The Chief of Training at EUCap Nestor said, “One of the most challenging aspects is to create an understanding of the responsibility of the Coast Guard and the link between illegal fishing and piracy.”
Operation Atalanta has been involved in maintaining maritime security in the region since 2008.
EU NAVFOR Sailors from ITS ESPERO Invite EU Ambassadors On Board and Meet Crew From World Food Programme Ship During Port Visit to Tanzania
Crews from Republic of Korea Warship ROKS Choi Young and EU NAVFOR’s ESPS Galicia Train Together and Share Information During Counter-Piracy Patrols at Sea
Montenegrin Maritime Protection Team Carries Out Casualty Evacuation Exercise Aboard World Food Programme Vessel MV Esbjerg
EU NAVFOR: waxaa loobahan yahay in laxoojiya foojignaanta bada sifiican, Sababtoo ah doon xamuul ah oo hindi ah laga,afduubay xeebt Somaliya
Crew from Freed Fuel Tanker Aris 13 Welcome Reassurance Visit by French Navy Sailors from EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta Frigate FS Courbet
Spain Proud to Assume Force Command of the European Union’s Counter-Piracy Operation Atalanta off the Coast of Somalia