ESPS Galicia Hosts IMO Meeting in Tanzania

During a recent port visit to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, EU Naval Force Flag ship, ESPS Galicia, hosted a meeting organized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The EU Naval Force Maritime Industry Liaison Officer, Mr Simon Church, together with other representatives from the Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles, Comorros, South Africa and Galmaduug attended the meeting.

After welcoming the group on board, the EU Naval Force Chief of Staff, Captain Jens Nykvist, gave a briefing on the European Union’s counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia and the capabilities of the Spanish EU flagship.

Captain Nykvist reiterated the importance of the close cooperation, coordination and information sharing between Maritime Administrations of the Regional Countries and counter-piracy naval forces in their efforts to protect merchant shipping and seafarers in the strategically important maritime trading routes of the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.

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