Joint maritime operation

Samoa police boat in joint maritime operation

The operation was with the Cook Islands, Niue Police Services and it was supported by a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Orion P3 aircraft.

The joint maritime operation managed to board 8 foreign fishing vessels (FFV).

All FFV were fully complied with their fishing licences, according to Samoa Police.

The objective of the operation is to enforce each nation's maritime legislations in relation to illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing as well as transnational crime issues.