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EUNAFORMED IRINI and EU sign Arrangement

EUNAFORMED IRINI and EU Delegation to Libya sign administrative arrangement During a recent visit to Tripoli, the Operation Commander of Operation EUNAFORMED IRINI, Admiral Fabio AGOSTINI and the Chief of Staff Acting Head of EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM), Peter-Bastian HALBERG, signed an important Administrative Arrangement between the two organizations. Ambassador José SABADELL, […]

EU Rehabilitates two Libyan Coastguard Vessels

EU rehabilitates two vessels to reinforce Libyan capacity for search and rescue at sea Two vessels of the Libyan General Administration for Coastal Security (GACS) returned to Libya from the port of Bizerte (Tunisia) where they had been undergoing substantial repairs. The rehabilitation of the vessels was part of the Integrated Border and Migration Management […]

EU considers training Libyan Coast Guard and Navy

EUNAVFORMED Irini explores possibility to train Libyan Coast Guard and Navy During his visit in Puglia, Admiral Agostini, EUNAVFORMED Operation Commander, explored the possibility offered by the Italian Navy to train Libyan Coast Guard and Navy. This task of the Operation Irini is pending the political decision from the Libyan counterpart about a dedicated agreement. […]

EU training Libyan Coastguard and Navy Officers

EU Naval Force fully involved in training Libyan Coastguard and Navy Officers In the framework of Libyan Coastguard and Navy training carried out by SOPHIA operation, the Italian Navy Training Centres in La Maddalena and Taranto host training courses to 78 Libyan Officers. The training modules on “Deck Officer Course”, “Mechanical Engineer Officer Course” and […]

Training Module for Libyan Coast Guard and Navy

New EU-funded training module for the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy in Croatia On August 26, the Advance Ship's Diver course organised by EUNAVFOR MED for the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy started in Split, Croatia. 12 candidates were selected by the competent Libyan authorities and subjected to a thorough verification process carried out in […]

Operation Sophia trains Libyan Coastguards

The “Visit, Board, Search and Seizure” training module for 41 Libyan trainees ended on 19 July with the closing ceremony in the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, Crete (Greece). The three-week module consisted of both theoretical and practical lectures, including topics as International Human Rights, Basic First Aid and Gender […]

NGOs challenge French donation to Libyan Coast Guard

Amnesty challenges French government's 'reckless' donation to Libyan Coast Guard Eight NGOs have legally challenged the French government’s decision to donate six boats to the Libyan Navy, which includes the Libyan Coast Guard. Amnesty International is one of eight NGOs demanding that delivery of the boats is suspended, believing they would be used to intercept refugees and migrants […]

IOM asks Libya Not to Send Migrants Back to Detention

William Lacy Swing, head of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, appealed to the Libyan authorities to stop detaining migrants after they have been intercepted by the Coast Guard after seeking to cross the Mediterranean. IOM also seeks to speed up the process of voluntary return of migrants to their countries of origin. “In my meeting […]