Course on marine security [Archives:2005/812/Local News]

January 31 2005

By Yemen Times Staff
Aden Bureau

In cooperation with the US Coast Guard, a training course on the marine security was held last week at the building of the Yemeni Coast Guard in Aden.

Seventeen officers from different Yemeni coastguard sites took part in the course which was attended by Ahmad Al-Dela'e Undersecretary of Aden Governorate, Staff Colonel Ali Subaihi Director General of Coast Guard Authority in Aden and Staff Colonel Abdullah Qairan Aden Security Commander and a number of senior government officials.

Ali Subaihi delivered a speech in which he congratulated all the attendants as well as the participants on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

The course is due to last to Feb. 23.

The course aims to qualify the coast guard officers in their careers and in guarding ports and the regional waters. It also aims to stop the phenomenon of smuggling and prevent infiltrators from the Horn of Africa from entering the country.

The course was preceded by several other courses on the international law and other relevant fields. The course is considered part of the supports extended by the USA to Yemen via a series of agreements signed between the two countries.

The participants are expected to receive information on how to operate boats and the way of implementing security tasks.