EU NAVFOR Flagship NPR VASCO DA GAMA assists the Seychelles Coast GuardMay 27, 2011 - 11:16
During her last visit to the Seychelles, EU NAVFOR Portuguese warship NPR VASCO DA GAMA provided technical assistance to SCG’s ANDROMACH patrol vessel.
On the morning of the 19th May, a group of Officers and Petty Officers from the EUNAVFOR Flagship, went on board SCG ANDROMACH and shared best practices with the Seychelles Coastguard. The following subjects were covered:
- Recovery of the electrical winch control of the port mooring-chain.
- Maintenance procedures and main concerns about the operation and maintenance of the upper deck 20mm gun system.
- Corrosion prevention and preparation of metallic surfaces of the anchor, deck tools and upper deck husbandry.
- Rigid-hulled inflatable boat (Rhib) – floating parts inspected and analysed. Damaged parts identified and repairing procedures discussed.
The visit of EU NAVFOR warships continues to cement a close relationship and enhance co-operation with the Seychelles Coastguard which reinforces the fight against piracy.
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