Op Atalanta Warships Train with Seychelles Forces
Operation Atalanta warships, ESPS Meteoro and HNLMS Groningen, carried out training with the Seychelles Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Police during their port visit to Port Victoria on Friday, October 30.
The busy day of training started with ESPS Meteoro welcoming the Seychelles Air Force on board to practice sea survival techniques following an aircraft ditching, with briefings about basic survival techniques and the various types of equipment used.
At the same time on board Dutch warship HNLMS Groningen, the Seychelles Marine Police and Coast Guard conducted maritime security and fire-fighting training with the Royal Netherlands Marine detachment.
After proceeding out to sea, HNLMS Groningen and the Seychelles Air Force took the opportunity to train in maritime surveillance and search and rescue procedures.