Savannah, Ga., based Coast Guard units host Tanzanian delegation visit

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah, Station Tybee Island and Customs and Border Protection hosted a delegation of government and port representatives from Tanzania Jan. 24-28.

The visiting delegation was part of an International Port Security Reciprocal Visit, a program designed to engage trading nations around the world to share best practices for port security and implementation of the International Ship & Port Facility.

Members from the office of the president, Tanzanian Police Force and Port Authority of Zanzibar and Tanzania visited with Georgia Port Authority’s Port Police and Protective Services and discussed security measures implemented at Savannah’s Garden City Terminal.

The Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program was established in 2003 to reinforce implementation of port security measures by combining multi-national best practices, training and outreach with international requirements to ensure a consistent approach to maritime security in the countries engaged in trade with the United States.

Tanzanian delegation members previously visited Boston and Providence, R.I.

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