NATO’s Warship, Tanzanian Navy Work Together

NATO’s counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield warship ITS Mimbelli has concluded a port visit to Dar es Salaam designed to deepen ongoing cooperation with the Tanzanian Navy in a common effort to eradicate piracy off the coast of eastern Africa, protect maritime trade and ensure safe navigation in the Indian Ocean.

 

Mimbelli’s boarding teams performed maritime cooperation activities with the Tanzanian Navy, sharing experiences and knowledge on counter-piracy procedures, Maritime Interdiction Operations, force protection capabilities, fire fighting and damage control procedures.

During the port visit, ITS Mimbelli’s Commanding Officer, Captain Davide Berna, met with the Acting Commander Tanzanian Navy, Brigadier General H. Majumba to discuss enhanced cooperation and training opportunities between NATO and Tanzanian naval forces.

Mimbelli’s crew also had the opportunity to visit Mbagala, a suburb of Dar es Salaam, to provide medical and humanitarian assistance to local charity associations. The visit to Dar es Salaam proved to be highly beneficial in solidifying cooperation between NATO naval forces and the Tanzanian Navy, while enhancing regional security.

Press Release, July 23, 2014; Image: Italian Navy

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