EU trains Libyan Coastguard and Navy

April 2, 2019
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Three Libyan Coastguard and other three Libyan Navy attendees have completed a five-week Basic Ship’s Diver Course managed by EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia.

The course, hosted by the Croatian Navy, focused on diving procedures and techniques in order to be able to conduct vessel underwater maintenance operations. The course also included some lessons regarding Human Rights, First Aid and Gender Policy.

After complexion of this course, EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia has reached the threshold of 355 Libyan Coastguard and Navy trained personnel.

From October 2016, EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia has been fully involved in the training of the Libyan Coastguard and Navy. The aim of the training is to improve security of the Libyan territorial waters and the Libyan Coastguard and Navy ability to perform their duties, including search and rescue activities to save lives at sea in their area of responsibility.


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EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia

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