The aim of Commander CTF 151's visit was to encourage collaboration between Seychelles and allied maritime forces operating in the waters of the Indian Ocean to counter piracy threats and enhance maritime security.
Commander Combined Task Force 151 meets with Mr Ralph Agrippine director general protocol, treaties and consular affairs on 30 November 2016. On behalf of CMF Commodore Shuaib thanked the Republic of Seychelles for their efforts in maritime security and 'legal finish' legislation (prosecution of criminals involved in piracy).
The UNODC maritime crime programme (MCP) maritime law enforcement (MLE) course was sponsored by the UNODC and supported by Combined Maritime Forces member nation Japan, and the Republic of Seychelles Police. Law enforcement officers from Seychelles and regional partners Tanzania and Kenya benefited from a two week training package designed to build capacity and support MLE efforts across the region.