Seaborder-13 Exercise Held in Portuguese Waters

first_img View post tag: News by topic This exercise was carried out within the framework of scheduled activities of the ‘5+5 Initiative’ made up of European and African nations from the Western Mediterranean: Portugal, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Libya, Algeria and Tunisia. This year the exercise was planned and organized by Portugal.The domain of ‘Seaborder-13’ was a simulated scenario where a suspect ship, belonging to an international criminal network, was sailing in the Mediterranean Sea and entailed a threat to maritime security for ‘5+5 Initiative’ nations. View post tag: Defense Authorities View post tag: waters October 10, 2013 View post tag: Defence Seaborder-13 Exercise Held in Portuguese Waters Share this article View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: held View post tag: Naval View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Portuguese Spanish Minister of Defense, Pedro Morenés accompanied by the Chief of Defense Staff, Admiral Fernando García and the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado, attended the multinational Maritime Security exercise ‘Seaborder-13’organized in Portuguese waters from the 1st to the 3rd of October. Back to overview,Home naval-today Seaborder-13 Exercise Held in Portuguese Waters View post tag: Seaborder-13 ‘Seaborder’ was carried out in two stages. The first one was conducted from the Operations Center in Mauritania with support from Italy and Portugal (days 1 and 2) and consisted in getting acquainted with coordination procedures without using force.The second stage (days 2 and 3) took place in Portimao waters and consisted in a series of drills on communications, maritime interdiction (MIO), search and rescue (SAR) and damage control.Spain has participated with the patrol boat ‘Vigía’, a Security Team, a maritime patrol aircraft (C-235) and a HD-21 helicopter for SAR exercises.5+5 InitiativeThe ‘5+5 Initiative’ was set up in December 2004 when the Ministers of Defense of Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Mauritania, Portugal and Tunisia signed a Declaration of Intent to collaborate in maritime security issues in the Western Mediterranean.In 2008 the first ‘Seaborder’ exercise was organized and, since then, it has become one of the most important maritime security exercises of the ‘5+5 Initiative’.[mappress]Press Release, October 10, 2013; Image: Spanish Navylast_img read more

NDSP arrests two men with guns near campus

first_imgNotre Dame Security Police (NDSP) arrested two men in possession of “two loaded handguns” near campus Wednesday evening, the University announced in a press release Friday. Troyon Scott, 18, and his brother Troyae, 20, both South Bend residents, were arrested while driving a silver Pontiac G6 that matched the description of an automobile involved in a previous incident, the release said. The two were charged with possession of weapons and possession of marijuana. Troyon Scott was also charged for driving a vehicle without a license. The handguns, which were Glock 19 and Glock 45 semi-automatic pistols, were found under the car seats and had “fully-loaded magazines of 17 rounds and 10 rounds, respectively,” the release said.Officer Jim Buchmann of NDSP led the arrest in response to a report he heard while monitoring the South Bend Police Department’s radio traffic, the release said. A woman had called the police to report a vehicle stopped on a bridge on Angela Boulevard.“The passer-by tapped on the driver’s side window, prompting the driver to speed away, eastbound toward the Notre Dame campus,” the release said. “The vehicle passed Buchmann at Angela Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue, changing lanes near Eddy Street without a turn signal being employed.”Buchmann apprehended the Scotts near Edison Road and Harrington Drive with the help of Officer Tim Reiter and Lt. Andre Bridges. The brothers were taken to NDSP headquarters in Hammes Mowbray Hall “without incident” and were subsequently taken into custody by the South Bend Police Strategic Focus Unit, the release said.An investigation by local and federal police is ongoing.Tags: Arrest, guns, NDSP, Notre Dame Security Policelast_img read more