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Combating Organized Crime at Sea

June 4, 2017

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 Skills necessary in dealing with maritime transnational organised crimes at sea, including, piracy, armed robbery against ships, drug trafficking, marine terrorism and more were at the core of a two-week training course which concluded today in Mombasa, Kenya (22 May – 2 June 2017). 

 
The course was conducted under the auspices of the JeddahAmendment to Djibouti Code of Conduct 2017, as a joint initiative between the East African Standby Force (EASF), Nordic Advisory and Coordination Staff (NACS) and  International Maritime Organization (IMO).
 
15 participants from the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC) signatory states attended the event, namely: Comoros, Kenya, Seychelles and Sudan as well as Burundi and Uganda from the East African Standby Force.
 
Three experts from Norway and Sweden, three regional trainers from Kenya, Uganda and Sudan and IMO’s Kiruja Micheni, facilitated the training.
 
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