Advanced Small Boat Operations in Vlora

U.S. Embassy Tirana

The U.S. Embassy’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program recently hosted an “Advanced Small Boat Operations” course taught by U.S. Coast Guard instructors at the Delta Force facility in Vlore. 15 Albanian Border Police and Coast Guard officers were trained to develop and implement a preventive maintenance program for vessels. They also learned how to safely prepare a vessel for towing, inspect towing equipment, and identify and demonstrate search patterns used in various geographic and weather conditions.