THE MIA BORDER POLICE COAST GUARD EXPOSED THE VIOLATION OF NAVIGATION RULES
The officers of MIA Border Police Coast Guard Department detained Vessel HONG FA SHANG HAI, a cargo ship sailing under the flag of China in the Georgian territorial waters, for violating the rules of navigation.
The captain of the ship, who is a Chinese citizen, was charged by the Operative-Investigation Main Division of the Border Police for violating the rules of navigation per Article 114, Part 1, Paragraph 1, Sub-paragraph “T” of the Code of Administrative Offences of Georgia.
The captain of the ship was fined 50,000 GEL. After paying the fine, the ship was allowed to sail freely.
THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH THE FRENCH COMPANY ”AIRBUS HELICOPTERS” FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING 3 NEW HELICOPTERS
At the Ministry of Internal Affairs, an agreement was signed with the French company "Airbus Helicopters" for the purchase of 3 new helicopters. From the Georgian side, the agreement was signed by the head of the Border Police - Nikoloz Sharadze, and Romain Lana - the representative of "Airbus Helicopters", from the side of the supplying company.In coordination with Georgian Government, in order to further enhance the capabilities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the border police will purchase 3 "H145" type helicopters. After several months of negotiations with „Airbus“, the total cost of the project is approximately 26,500,000 euros.According to the terms of the agreement, AS332 L1e S/N 2833 (Super Puma) helicopter purchased for Georgian high officials several years ago will be handed over to “Airbus Helicopters” by the Georgian side. By privatizing „Super Puma“ helicopter, the cost for the purchase of new "H145 helicopters will be saved by 5,500,000 euros."H145" is a multipurpose helicopter with a capacity to perform police, transport, search and rescue operations. The new helicopters will be fully equipped with firefighting and mountain rescue equipment. With two functional engines, the flight safety of helicopters is even more increased. The mentioned type of helicopter is distinguished by the ability to operate and maneuver at high altitude, considering the mountainous terrain of Georgia, and is fully suitable for the existing tasks."H145" is one of the latest models of "Airbus", which is successfully operated by the police and emergency management services of Germany, Switzerland, France, Canada and other states.According to the agreement signed in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the first helicopter will be delivered to the Georgian side 17 months after signing the contract, while all three of them will be in Georgia in 20 months, in full flight condition. Along with the purchase of new helicopters, the contract also envisions pilot and engineer training courses, spare parts and a 3-year factory warranty.
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.
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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