AMISOM VPD Receives Vessel Protection Training from EUNAVFOR
A team of 12 troops from Uganda, part of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), received vessel protection training from French and Ukrainian specialists in Mombasa.
The training is the second in an ongoing scheme and part of the comprehensive approach to improve AMISOM capabilities, in this case with enhanced and specialised drills to respond to a potential pirate attack.
The EU NAVFOR trained AMISOM Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) will form a group of troops who may embark on the ships providing logistic support for AMISOM shipping en-route to Mogadishu.
Training in the pirates’ modus operandi, tactics, rules of engagement, unarmed combat and detention of suspects were carried out before moving to the AMISOM ship for practical drills.
Naval Today Staff , February 10, 2012; Image: eunavfor