Ghanaian maritime police

Ghanaian maritime police

GULF OF GUINEA (April 2, 2014) – A member of the Ghanaian maritime police embarked aboard joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) rides in a rigid-hull inflatable boat as part of a U.S.-Ghana combined maritime law enforcement operation under the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) program. AMLEP, the operational phase of Africa Partnership Station (APS), brings together U.S. Navy, U.S. Coastguard, and respective Africa partner maritime forces to actively patrol that partner’s territorial waters and economic exclusion zone with the goal of intercepting vessels that may have been involved in illicit activity. Spearhead, the U.S. Navy’s first-in-class joint, high-speed vessel, is on its maiden deployment supporting APS in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeff Atherton/ Released)

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