Royal Marines spent a fortnight in Africa teaching local law enforcers how to keep their waters secure, according to a release.
The Royal Navy say that a group of commandos from 1 Assault Group in Plymouth shared their expertise in boat work to provide maritime security training.
“In Cape Town, the team linked up with the local Law Enforcement Team to move from basic drills all the way up to using several boats to interdict criminals on the water by night and day.
They then flew 2,200 miles to Dar es Salaam, another of Africa’s great port cities, to deliver similar training to the Tanzanian Peoples’ Defence Force – whose waterborne police craft include some old British fast boats.”
“Conducting training in Tanzania was more challenging as there was a language barrier but we soon adapted using various methods of training and the students came on leaps and bounds,” said Marine Tim Lombard.