BSS course for Navy personnel commences in Trincomalee | Daily News


BSS course for Navy personnel commences in Trincomalee

The Visit Board Search & Seizure (VBSS) Course for personnel of Indian Ocean Region countries affiliated to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Programme commenced at the Special Boat Squadron Training School in Trincomalee on March 9.

The two weeks’ training programme is conducted following the directives Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva. It is attended by 26 foreign and local students from Maritime Police personnel of Indonesia (5), Maritime personnel of Malaysia (8) and Sri Lanka Navy (13).

The special training programme will enable the participants to hone their knowledge on VBSS boarding team procedures of vessels (smuggling or migrant vessels) and maritime law enforcement operations in territorial waters, exclusive economic zone and high seas.

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