Ghana Navy, US Maritime Forces End Maritime Law Enforcement Operations

The Ghana Fisheries Enforcement Units and the United States of America Maritime Forces on April 11, 2014 completed a three-week joint maritime law enforcement operation.

The operation was part of African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP), to improve the professional competences of maritime security agencies in the country.

The trainees comprised 24 personnel from the Ghana Navy, the Marine Police Unit, the Narcotics Control Board and the Fisheries Commission, which formed part of the operational phase of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) programme.

Addressing the closing ceremony at the Sekondi Naval Base, Commodore Godson Zorwunoo, Flag Officer Commanding the Western Naval Command, said the joint programme has been beneficial to both countries, and enhanced inter agency collaboration.

He said the Fisheries Enforcement Units would patrol the Ghanaian territorial waters regularly, to ensure that the knowledge acquired from the training is utilised for the benefit of the citizenry.

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