FGS Brandenburg Contributes for VBSS Ops

first_img March 25, 2015 View post tag: Naval Authorities Boarding teams from five Gulf of Guinea countries are using the German navy frigate FGS Brandenburg (F215) to enhance their abilities to complete visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations during Exercise Obangame Express 2015, from March 19 to 27, 2015.After boarding the ship, the boarding teams are confronted with situations that require them to detain and question suspects, clear rooms and respond to medical emergencies in order to effectively demonstrate their capabilities to perform in potentially hostile shipboard environments.Lt. j.g. Yaw Achiaw Owusu-Danso, boarding team leader, Ghana navy, said:Boarding operations are very important in the Gulf of Guinea because recently we have had to deal with a number of security challenges. Boarding operations help us deal with or control some of these problems.The countries participating in boarding exercises aboard the Brandenburg are the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Benin.[mappress mapid=”15498″]Image: US Navy View post tag: FGS Brandenburg View post tag: africa View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: VBSS View post tag: News by topic FGS Brandenburg Contributes for VBSS Ops Back to overview,Home naval-today FGS Brandenburg Contributes for VBSS Ops View post tag: Obangame Expresslast_img

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