Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Somaliland- Operations Center to Improve Maritime Safety Opens in Berbera

OBP, United Nations of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), EUCAP Nestor and the Somaliland Coast Guard announced the opening of the Berbera Maritime Operations Center on 26 May 2016.

 The center, primarily funded by the Taipei Representative Office in the European Union and Belgium, and operated by the Somaliland Coast Guard and part of the OBP Maritime Communications Initiative, will improve the quality and speed of communication - increasing the safety of Somaliland waters for local maritime traffic and will assist in combatting illegal fishing, piracy and other maritime crimes.

The opening ceremony of the Maritime Operations Center in Berbera was attended by representatives of OBP, Somaliland, the United Nations and the European Union.
See the press release detailing the Center's launch here.