A U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security Program (IPSP) team is visiting Yaounde and Douala this week as part of the United States of America’s maritime security partnership with the Republic of Cameroon. The team is led by Mr. Steven Boyle and includes Lieutenant Commander Josue Maldonado, Lieutenant Christina M. Jones, and Lieutenant Alejandro M. Collazo. Mr. Boyle noted that the Coast Guard’s IPS Program is dedicated to supporting nations that show a commitment to improving their port security. “We are involved in capacity building, conferences, and tailored seminars, and are working with Cameroon by sharing best practices for port operations security. Our relationship will continue to strengthen with planned visits in the future. The United States of America is proud to partner with Cameroon to reduce piracy in the Gulf of Guinea as well as to ensure support for security processes in the Port of Douala. These two areas are critical to sustain, develop, and unlock the immense economic potential here in Cameroon for the benefit all Cameroonians and this region,” said Mr. Boyle.
For information about the U.S. Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program, please see: https://www.uscg.mil/.
Full Caption left to right: Lieutenant Alejandro M. Collazo, Lieutenant Commander Josue Maldonado, USCG IPSP Team Leader Mr. Steven Boyle, Lieutenant Christina M. Jones, and Bernard O. Tchamake from the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Douala.