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Lithuanians board a WFP ship

TeamVpdLithuanianMsmDouro@Eunavfor1509(B2) A Lithuanian onboard protection detachment (VPD) embarked on the WFP ship, the world food program, the MSM Douro, to ensure its protection for the next 4 months. The relay with the Serbian team which had carried out this function until now took place at the beginning of August in Djibouti. Before leaving, the Lithuanian military personnel underwent six months of training and training, with a practical assessment at sea. And for an additional month, the Lithuanians trained to live and move on a civilian ship, where procedures are different from a military ship, and the languages ​​spoken by the crew multiple. Not to mention the smaller space on deck and… the African sun.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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