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SEACOP holds 3rd coordination committee in Madrid

On 14-15 December 2021, the SEACOP team gathered at FIIAPP’s headquarters in Madrid, for its 3rd coordination committee. Over two days, the team members discussed the state of play of the project, 6 months after its official launch. Discussions revolved around the inception report submitted to the European Commission, meetings and outreach missions conducted in…

SEACOP kicks off first training in Dakar

Last week, SEACOP organised its first official activity in Dakar! Led by an officer from the Coast Guard Directorate of the French customs, the mentoring activity involved 10 Senegalese police officers, customs officers and gendarmes exercising their functions within the Joint Maritime Control Unit of Dakar. The officers were able to strengthen their theoretical and…

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SEACOP holds technical meetings in Colombia

Last week, SEACOP Regional Coordinator for Latin America Alfredo Diaz Sanchez and representatives from Frontex, held a series of joint technical meetings with Colombian counterparts. In Bogota, the delegation met with the Police Port Area Chief Colonel Yasid Montaño, the Head of the Antinarcotic Directorate-General General Alarcon and representatives from Colombia’s National Navy, in a meeting coordinated…

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Minister stresses importance of SEACOP for Trinidad

Last week, the SEACOP team wrapped up its outreach meetings to the Caribbean. Team Leader Dominique Bucas and Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Karen Clarke held a successful final meeting in Trinidad and Tobago where they met with National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds, in the presence of H.E. Peter Cavendish, Ambassador and Head of Delegation…

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SEACOP partakes in 1st National Steering Committee in Guyana

SEACOP in Guyana 🇬🇾 this week! At the first National Steering Committee held in Guyana, SEACOP Team Leader Dominique Bucas and Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Karen Clarke can be seen pictured with Hon. Robeson Benn, Minister of Home Affairs of Guyana and H.E. Fernando Ponz Canto, Ambassador of the European Union. A number of…

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SEACOP meets Barbados counterparts to discuss future cooperation

The SEACOP team continues its outreach meetings in the Caribbean, with a visit to Barbados last Friday 27 November 2021. Led by Team Leader Dominique Bucas and Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Karen Clarke, the SEACOP delegation met with Commodore E.R. Shurland, head of Barbados Defense force, Graham Archer from the Regional Security System and Captain…

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SEACOP kicks off bilateral meetings in Jamaica

Last week, SEACOP Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Karen Clarke kicked off a series of outreach visits to partner countries of the region, starting with Jamaica on 22-25 November 2021. She met with a number of key local stakeholders, namely Jamaica Constabulary Force, Jamaica Customs Agency and Jamaica Defence Force – Coastguard, to discuss further…

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SEACOP contributes to seizure of 648kg of cocaine in Malaga

In early November 2021, the SEACOP project contributed to the seizure of 648kg of cocaine through a joint operation between Spanish, Colombian and Italian authorities. Started back in July 2021, the investigation involved various entities working in anti-drug trafficking and transnational maritime security. Notably, the operation was initiated by the Chief of the Census Room…