Dagestan Branch of Russian FSB Frontier Service Holds Anti-Poaching Exercise

Dagestan Branch of Russian FSB Frontier Service Holds Anti-Poaching Exercise

Dagestan Branch of Russian FSB Frontier Service conducted operational preventive activity in littoral waters of the Caspian Sea. During the exercise, personnel practiced professional skills in protection of Caspian Sea biological resources and state control of this activity.

Border guards started the exercise after training alert, briefing, and testing of shipboard systems. The task unit consisted of coast guard patrol ships Stavropol, Noyabrsk, and Sochi. Traditionally, the ships departed to the strains of “Farewell of Slavianka” [Russian patriotic march].

All frontiersmen take the sea twice a year, in April and September, in the fish breeding periods. That is when poachers are most active. Coast guard is tasked to detain small-size poaching vessels and arrest violators of Russian borders. Today poachers are equipped with up-to-date boats, and it is hard to compete with them in speed, complain border guards. Special fast patrol boat with max speed of 50 knots helps to settle this problem.

Caspian Sea’s biological resources grow smaller year by year. Perhaps, that is why catching of two or more sturgeons is the ground for criminal case. For example, frontiersmen expropriated about 7 tons of illegally caught sea products in the last year. Normally, poachers are deprived of boats and nets, and the caught fish is let out.

Such activities are conducted in fishing season. Each ship patrols assigned area; patrolling zone starts from southern border on Azerbaijan and goes along the whole Caspian coast. All patrol ships are manned only by warrant officers and has arms on board. Weapons are used in extreme case during protection of state border. Depending on the mission, frontiersmen spend 7-30 days at sea.

Naval Today Staff , April 05, 2012; Image: pvp

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< May 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

EURONAVAL 2016

Euronaval 2016 in Paris, is one of the leading international trade shows for maritime security, safety and naval defense…

read more >

7th Annual International Port Security Conference

The SMi Group announces the 7th annual International Port Security Conference. The event will be held in London on the 1st and 2nd of June 2016.

The conference aims to bring together key decision makers in the industry to discuss modern methods of port security and provide effective learning experiences for all delegates through the carefully selected expert speaker line up.

Interacting with delegates from across the globe and hearing from industry leading experts will ensure delegates are up-to-date with high priority information that enables you to best secure your seaports, civilians and means of trade.

Topics to be discussed include terrorism, cyber terrorism, emergency intervention procedures, optimising technology use in security checks and case studies featuring some of the largest ports across the world. Our diverse range of topics will allow delegates to learn best practices for port security and understand further how other ports are resolving core challenges.

More info

read more >

Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology 2016

Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are becoming an increasingly important resource for Navies and Coast Guards around the world. As shipbuilding technologies continue to advance the mission scope for a single OPV platform greatly increases. Policing missions such as Counter-Piracy and Counter-Terrorism operations can be supplemented now by survey and Mine Countermeasure operations simply by swapping equipment on board the ship. This is all done with a greatly reduced cost compared to mission-specific platforms or full scale warships which have greater maintenance and operations costs compared to flexible OPVs.

Therefore SMi is proud to announce that it will be launching its inaugural OPV Technology event which will focus on the new potential for OPVs within this proliferation in combat and combat support technology capabilities. The event will be held in London on the 8th-9th June to discuss how individual nations are working to enhance the capabilities of their coastal fleets as well as the prospect for future cooperation and interoperability.

Expert speaker line up for 2016 includes key decision makers from: US Africa Command, UK Border Force, French Navy, NATO, Italian Navy, Royal Norwegian Navy, Finnish Border Guard, TNO, Damen Shipyards, C-SIGMA, IISS and many more.

 

Benefits of Attending:

  • Extremely focused on new technologies available to OPV using nations across Europe and beyond
  • Expert led panel discussions on international cooperation in operations and the future prospect for modular technologies
  • Briefings from leading Navy and Coast Guard officers from around the world
  • Learn about current and future national OPV platforms and how they enhance maritime security
  • Discover how to optimise business potential by working with these countries

 

For more information and to register, please visit www.offshorepatrol.co.uk/navaltoday

read more >

MAST Europe 2016

Long established as the only international conference and exhibition dedicated to senior-level technologists in maritime defence and security…

read more >