24 Jul 2017

U.S. Coast Guard course applauds 17 graduates from Samoa

7:09 pm on 24 July 2017

Seventeen Police and Maritime officers in Samoa have graduated from a United States Coast Guard course on how to board and search vessels out at sea.

Samoa police graduates

Samoa police graduates Photo: RNZI Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

The US Embassy said the knowledge acquired would help improve fishing control and control suspected criminal activity.

It said the training was a perfect complement to the shiprider programme, in which Samoan officials could hitch a ride on US Navy ships in the area to patrol their waters.