EUCAP Somalia participated in IMO “Maritime Security Domain Framework” workshop which was held in Djibouti from April 22nd to 26th.
The Mission mentored a Somali Maritime Police Unit at the workshop.
Among the topics covered over the course of the five days long event were: The evolution of the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden regional maritime security domain, challenges and opportunities related to transforming Search and Rescue Centres into Maritime Domain Awareness Centres and the fundamentals of effective Regional Maritime Cooperation.
EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta, the EU sibling Mission that gives support to EUCAP Somalia in its capacity building activities, participated in the workshop, and gave presentations on Maritime Crime and an update to the Piracy threat. They also gave presentations on best practices on information sharing which also covered matters such as information on maritime crime and piracy threat assessments.