Close co-operation between EUNAVFOR and the Seychelles CoastguardMarch 22, 2011 - 14:57
Recent visits of EUNAVFOR ships to the Seychelles have proven fruitful in cementing close relationships and co-operation with the Seychelles Coastguard.
Officers from the EUNAVFOR Flagship, ESPS CANARIAS, shared best practices with their partners in the Seychelles Coastguard in escort duties and evidence preservation. Both areas are crucial in the multi-layered fight against piracy. This visit followed on from technical assistance given to the Seychelles Coastguard by HMS RICHMOND when she visited Port Victoria at the beginning of the month.
Future visits will continue this trend with planned joint training in evidence gathering and the detention of suspected pirates. This cross training will complement an initiative by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime who are also supporting the Seychelles Coastguard with information to help secure convictions of suspected pirates. EUNAVFOR continues to work with regional maritime forces, UN agencies, industry and other stakeholders in the international fight against piracy.
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