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Training in Berbera for the Somali Coast Guard

Communications training for SLCG IOR nominees onboard EU Naval Force FGS German Corvette Erfurt in Berbera (Credit: EUCAP Nestor)
Training of the communications team on board the FGS Corvette Erfurt, in Berbera (Credit: EUCAP Nestor)

(B2) Be able to read maps and scanners, understand the maritime situation in its entirety, at a given moment, and thus manage and coordinate the responses of all Somali agencies to maritime security threats (accidents or incidents), all from an operating room.

This was the objective of the training that the EUCAP Nestor mission carried out from February 14 to 20. The training of the 10 students took place in the coastal town of Berbera (Somalia, where a temporary operating room was built and equipped to serve the future Maritime Operations Center of the Somali Coast Guard.

Part of the training was conducted aboard the German corvette FGS Erfurt (F-262), from Operation Atalanta, coming specifically to Berbera. Emphasis was placed on maritime communications. An operational operations room is vital for the communication and surveillance capabilities of the Somali Coast Guard, as well as for controlling their vessels that patrol coastal waters to respond quickly to emergencies, accidents and incidents.


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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