NATO-GEORGIA JOINT NAVAL EXERCISE IN THE BLACK SEA
MIA Border Police Coast Guard and NATO Naval Unit ships conducted the joint naval exercise in the Black Sea.
U.S. Embassy Supported Exercise for Georgian Security Partners
This Joint Maritime Operations Center Table Top Exercise (JMOC TTX) facilitated by DTRA’s International Counterproliferation Program, brought together Georgia’s maritime-oriented interagency on 8-11 August to collaboratively respond to port and coastal security scenarios.
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S Defense Threat Reduction Agency worked shoulder to shoulder at various locations along Georgia’s Black Sea Coast with Georgian security partners from the Maritime Transport Agency, the Coast Guard, the State Security Service, the Emergency Management Service and other organizations to address maritime security challenges.
The exercise builds on the JMOC TTX executed in September 2021 and will carry momentum into a JMOC TTX planned in spring 2023.
Participating agencies will be able to use lessons learned to develop enhanced response procedures and plans. Lessons will also potentially inform national-level maritime security strategy and legislation.
The JMOC TTX showcases another example of the U.S. government’s long-standing support to the government of Georgia.
Eight people confirmed onboard border police helicopter that crashed during Gudauri rescue operation
Eight people have been confirmed to have been onboard the border police helicopter that crashed in the winter resort town of Gudauri in the north of Georgia on Friday, the Georgian Interior Ministry has said.
The helicopter on a rescue operation in Gudauri lost control and crashed in a ravine on Friday. The MIA said the helicopter had been carrying rescuers of the Emergency Management Service and first aid responders called to assist paragliders who had ended up in the ravine earlier.
The relevant units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs are mobilised in the vicinity of Gudauri, at the scene of the incident and are conducting all necessary measures”, the statement noted.
There were four crew members onboard the helicopter, as well as two rescuers from the emergency management service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and two medics from the emergency coordination and emergency assistance centre. The Ministry of Internal Affairs continues conducting rescue measures.
The investigation into the violation of air transport traffic rules is underway under Article 275 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
Due to the incident, the traffic on the Mtskheta-Stephantsminda-Larsi road is temporarily prohibited.
Border police helicopter crashes during rescue operation in Gudauri
A Georgian border police helicopter on a rescue operation in the winter resort town of Gudauri in the north of the country lost control and crashed in a ravine on Friday, the Georgian Interior Ministry said.
The Mia said the helicopter had been carrying rescuers of the Emergency Management Service and first aid responders called to assist paragliders who had ended up in the ravine earlier.
Police are studying details of the accident, with additional information to be made available to public later.
Sniper rifle shooting tournament held in Georgian Defence Forces
Sniper rifle shooting tournament was held in the Georgian Defence Forces. The competition was held in the firing ground of NATO Joint Training and Evaluation Centre.
According to the administration of the Georgian Defence Forces, 12 teams of Defence Forces participated in the sports competition. The military personnel participating in the tournament had to overcome a distance of 100 to 700 meters.
The winners were revealed in three prize categories. The teams having taken II and III places were awarded medals and I place winner was granted the cup. In the individual category, I place was taken by the representatives of the Special Operations Forces, and II and III places were gained by the soldiers of III and I infantry brigades. In the team category, the SOF soldiers won I place and II and III places were taken by II and III Infantry Brigade military.
CHAIRMAN OF THE PARLIAMENT VISITED MIA BORDER POLICE
The Chairman of the Parliament, Mr. Shalva Papuashvili, with the members of the Parliament visited Georgian Border Police’s Border Sector ,,Sameba” (Akhaltsikhe Division).
Head of the Georgian Border Police, General-Major Nikoloz Sharadze and Deputy Head of Border Police, Colonel Gocha Janjgava hosted the Guests.
During the meeting General-Major Nikoloz Sharadze discussed the priorities, activities and ongoing projects of the Georgian Border Police and introduced the local border infrastructure to the delegation.
The Governor of Samtskhe – Javakheti and the representatives of the local government were attended the meeting as well.
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