German Navy ship trains Somaliland Coast Guard

Germany Navy corvette FGS Erfurt, part of Operation Atalanta, provided specialist training to Somaliland Coast Guard students in coordination with EUCap Nestor under the Local Maritime Capacity Building efforts.

EUCap Nestor is a civilian mission which is mandated to support the development of maritime security in Somalia. It works closely with Operation Atalanta to train and encourage a self-sustaining maritime security capability in Somalia.

The topic for this training package was maritime radio communication. Subjects covered included radio communication, the Automatic Identification System (AIS) used by many modern vessels and how to operate navigational radar.

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