Mauritanian security forces and corps visit Guardia Civil premises in the Canary Islands to get to know the Spanish maritime security system
The maritime alert coordination centre in Nouadhibou will be inaugurated in Mauritania in early 2023. The European project in support of maritime security in Mauritania has organised a study visit to Spain to visit the Regional Coordination Centre of the Canary Islands of the Guardia Civil. Representatives of the Coast Guard, the National Gendarmerie and the Directorate General of Territorial Administration (DGAT) of Mauritania have visited the Canary Islands centre with the aim of learning first-hand about the maritime security work being carried out there in order to be able to implement it in the centre that will soon be inaugurated in the African country.
In addition, a visit was made to the Integrated Strait Surveillance Service (SIVE), a radar and camera surveillance system, both day and night, followed by another visit to the port of Las Palmas, to see the SALVAMAR (Maritime Rescue) facilities and to meet with the port president.
The Mauritanian representation showed particular interest in the SIVE and the form of coordination and communication between the different institutions, i.e. how there is a single institution responsible for the centre, which immediately communicates directly with the closest institution, the one that can provide support or the one that should take charge of the matter due to its level of competence.