First batch of coastguards graduates [Archives:2003/649/Local News]

July 10 2003

ADEN_ A ceremony was held for the graduation of the first batch of coastguards in Aden on July 8 at the Maritime Training Institute.
During a 10-day training course, the coastguard graduates were trained by US trainers in various fields including sea fields training in the Aden harbor in order to nationalize Yemeni ports.
During the training course process, sea armed boats were used.
The training course is to be continued all the year around within a framework of a training program with the US government aiming at nationalizing the Yemeni harbors, fighting terrorism, putting an end to illegal immigrations and illegal fishing in Yemen's territorial waters and protecting the sea environment.
Other coastguard groups in the other four main Yemeni coastal cities are due to be implemented in the near future in order to nationalize other Yemeni harbors.