SEACOP/CRIMJUST deliver Joint Seminar on Integral Protection Against New Maritime Threats in Peru

Last week, two projects of the EU Global Illicit Flows Programme -SEACOP and CRIMJUST- joined forces to organise a seminar aimed at enhancing the capabilities of the Peruvian Maritime Intelligence Unit in Callao, Peru. Launched on Monday 13 May 2024, the seminar’s opening ceremony witnessed the participation of representatives from the National Port Authority, the…

Regional seminar on Best Practices Exchanges organised by SEACOP in Ghana

Following the signing of a MoU between SEACOP and the Regional Maritime University of Ghana on May 15th, SEACOP organised a regional seminar on ‘Best practice exchange between Maritime Intelligence Units and Joint Maritime Control Units (MIU/JMCU)’ . Held on 16-17 May 2024, this seminar aimed to strengthen the capacities of MIU/JMCU in the SEACOP’s…

Regional partnership on maritime security sealed by SEACOP in Ghana

On Wednesday 15 May 2024, SEACOP -on behalf of Expertise France– and the Regional Maritime University of Ghana signed a memorandum of understanding in Accra, #Ghana. This marks the officialisation of a valuable partnership, whereby the SEACOP project will support the Ivorian partners in their fight against illicit maritime trafficking. With the RMU as an…

SEACOP participates in Tradewinds 2024 Exercise

SEACOP is currently participating in the 39th iteration of Exercise Tradewinds (TW24) which opened last week (4 May 2024) in Christ Church, Barbados. 📸 SEACOP Deputy Regional Coordinator Alexander Kellman delivers a brief and ‘Intro to Maritime Intelligence’ lesson. About Exercise Tradewinds: Since its inception in 1984, Tradewinds has been a cornerstone for regional security…

SEACOP’s visit to JIATFS: Strengthening Regional Counter-Narcotics Operations

In April 2024, SEACOP was invited to visit the facility of the US SOUTHCOM’s Joint Inter Agency Task Force South (JIATFS) in Key West, Florida. Recognised globally as a pinnacle of interagency intelligence fusion and operational coordination, JIATFS is a key player in Caribbean regional security. During the visit, the SEACOP Project Coordinator and Regional…

SEACOP strengthens ties with Colombia 🇨🇴 Anti-Narcotics Forces

This past week (April 2-5, 2024), SEACOP carried out an important mission in Bogotá, Colombia which has been an enduring partner throughout the years.“Colombia has played a crucial role since phase V, enhancing our intelligence, analysis, and maritime anti-drug operations across the Americas,” explains SEACOP Regional Coordinator for Latin America Alfredo Diaz. He cites the…

SEACOP in Brazil to strengthen ties against illicit trafficking

Straight from Argentina, our Project Director and Regional Coordinator for Latin America were in Brasilia on the week of 18-20 March 2024 to renew the partnership between SEACOP and its partners from Brazil, in the combat against drug trafficking and illegal timber trafficking. 🇧🇷 The trip began with a productive meeting with the Polícia Federal do Brasil, a…

SEACOP strengthens ties with Argentina to fight drug trafficking at sea

This week, SEACOP is in Argentina, fortifying its partnership with the country’s authorities with EU support. Starting with a briefing with EU Ambassador to the country Amador Sánchez Rico, our Project Director Dominique Bucas and Regional Coordinator Alfredo Diaz Sanchez later met with Deputy Head of the Delegation, Eran Nagan and key national government authorities…

Cocaine Seizure in Ecuador : Witnessing the concrete results of SEACOP support

On March 8th, 2024, SEACOP received proof that its support to partner countries yields tangible, long-lasting results. In a message sent by a representative from Ecuador’s Customs, capacity-building delivered by SEACOP in 2022 was linked to a recent seizure of 440kg of cocaine in Yahuarcocha. 🗣 “The Maritime Intelligence training provided to the Cuerpo de…