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[New post] Historic agreement gives Vanuatu access to US Coast Guard vessels for maritime law enforcement

WordPress.com bobmakin posted: " Vanuatu and the United States have sealed a new maritime law enforcement agreement. The Law Enforcement Accord and Ship Rider Agreement between the two countries, signed on Monday, will allow Vanuatu's law enforcement officers to use United States Coa" Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Historic agreement gives Vanuatu access to US Coast Guard vessels for maritime law enforcement by bobmakin Minister for Internal Affairs Alfred Maoh and US Ambassador to Vanuatu Catherine Ebert-Gray sign the Law Enforcement Accord and Ship Rider Agreement last Monday. Photo: US Embassy Port Moresby Vanuatu and the United States have sealed a new maritime law enforcement agreement. The Law Enforcement Accord and Ship Rider Agreement between the two countries, signed on Monday, will allow Vanuatu's law enforcement officers to use United States Coast Guard ships as platforms for boarding suspicious ships anywhere in Vanuatu's EEZ. This is to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activity. Other Pacific countries to have signed similar agreements with the USA are Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, FSM and the Cook Islands. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray said that the United States wants to build maritime security in partnership with Pacific island countries. The agreement has helped Kiribati achieve US$4 million in fines in a single year. (Radio Vanuatu) The first ever off-loading of frozen tuna fish from the Vanuatu EEZ will be witnessed tomorrow morning at the Read more of this post bobmakin | November 2, 2016 at 7:33 pm | Tags: ADB, fisheries, IUU, politics, United States, USA, Vanuatu | Categories: The Daily Digest | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-1pW Comment    See all comments Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/2e1q7qj Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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