Press release

USAFRICOM to provide support to Seychelles Coast Guard and Seychelles Maritime law Enforcement Agencies

September 20, 2019


As of this month, the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) has deployed a maritime patrolled aircraft to provide support to the Seychelles Coast Guard and Seychelles Maritime Law Enforcement Agencies. The aircraft will conduct aerial reconnaissance in Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) from September 2019 through March 2020.

The primary objective of this operation is to provide support to improve maritime security and governance in its ability to detect, monitor and communicate movements of narcotics, arms, money, people and other prohibited items within Seychelles territorial waters.