First Time Operation Junction Rain Conducted in West Indian Ocean
For the first in the West Indian Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Seychelles Coast Guard conducted a combined maritime law enforcement subject matter expert exchange as part of Operation Junction Rain (OJR), Sept. 9-27, 2019.
Humanitarian assistance provided to Seychelles, Mauritius to combat COVID-19
The protective equipment, distributed by the embassy as part of AFRICOM’s humanitarian assistance programs to reduce human suffering and provide essential services to vulnerable populations, will assist medical professionals fighting this epidemic.
Members of the Seychellois Coast Guard prepare to board the Seychellois patrol boat SCGS La Vigilant (P31) during visit, board, search, and seizure training as part of exercise Cutlass Express 2021 in Victoria, Seychelles, Aug. 5, 2021. Cutlass Express is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness and information sharing practices to increase capabilities between the U.S., East African and Western Indian Ocean nations to counter illicit maritime activity.