The European Union Naval Force’s (EU NAVFOR) Italian flagship, ITS Virginio Fasan (F591) has conducted training with the Tanzania Naval Command personnel from Nov. 12 to 14.
During port visits, EU NAVFOR personnel take the opportunity to pass on essential maritime skills to local forces to enhance their capabilities in this key area of world economic trade.
The training included first aid response, boarding operations and the detainment of suspects. The local military personnel showed great enthusiasm and dedication to improve their maritime skills and reiterated their willingness to continue participating in this kind of collaboration with EU NAVFOR.
EU NAVFOR continues to protect vulnerable shipping and vessels of the UN World Food Programme throughout the area, maintaining a presence to deter and repress piracy off the Horn of Africa. Moreover, piracy impacts on international trade and maritime security and on the economic activities and security of countries in the region which requires an ongoing presence to monitor and act as needed.