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    U.S. and African partners enhance capabilities at Cutlass Express 2021 [Image 8 of 12]

    U.S. and African partners enhance capabilities at Cutlass Express 2021



    Photo by Senior Airman Dwane Young 

    Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa

    A Djiboutian Coast Guardsman dons latex gloves for simulated visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) procedures during exercise Cutlass Express 2021 at L'Escale Marina, Djibouti, Aug. 3, 2021. The Coast Guardsman collected evidence during a VBSS scenario where a suspected crime was committed aboard a vessel.

    VBSS exercises consisted of simulated scenarios to capture and control vessels aimed to combat terrorism, piracy and smuggling operations at sea.

    Exercise Cutlass Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet, 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dwane R. Young)



    Date Taken: 08.03.2021
    Date Posted: 08.09.2021 01:40
    Photo ID: 6772369
    VIRIN: 210803-F-NX702-1008
    Resolution: 5230x3569
    Size: 7.55 MB
    Location: DJIBOUTI CITY, DJ 

    Web Views: 24
    Downloads: 7