EU Naval Force Flagship FS Siroco Conducts Training with Tanzanian Navy During Port Visit to Dar Es SalaamJanuary 10, 2014 - 11:58
During their recent port visit to Dar Es Salaam, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Flagship FS Siroco, conducted training with a team from the Tanzanian Marines.
The 9 team members of the Tanzanian Marines were given a briefing on boarding operations, including a dynamic boarding exercise. Following this, the team from the French Landing Ship Dock delivered training on assessing merchant ships adherence to Best Managament Practices (BMP) and an introduction to the Mercury system that is used by the counter piracy forces to coordinate their efforts in the region.
The training was a great success, contributing to the growing mutual understanding between EU Naval Force and the Tanzanian Forces, who are a key regional partner in the counter-piracy effort.
On completion of the training, one of the Tanzanian trainees stated “This has been a great opportunity to build relations with the EU Naval Force.”
The Force Commander of EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Hervé Bléjean, who is embarked in FS Siroco said after the event, “I am very pleased that the EU Naval Force has been able to deliver some valuable training to the members of the Tanzanian military. Tanzania is a key regional partner and we are always keen to enhance our cooperation, working together against piracy in the Horn of Africa region.”
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