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RNP marine officers undergo advanced underwater search training

By IGIHE
On 20 mai 2022 at 07:28

Eleven officers from the Rwanda National Police (RNP) marine unit, on Wednesday May 18, started a two-week advanced training of underwater search techniques in Rubavu District.

The training is conducted in Lake Kivu by scuba dive trainers from the Carabinieri Scuba Diving Centre in Genoa, Italy under the cooperation framework between RNP and Carabinieri.

The Carabinieri are the national gendarmerie of Italy.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Elias Mwesigye, Police marine commanding officer, while opening the training, said that it will equip the marine with advanced diving skills that are required to protect people and national water bodies.

The training will cover aspects of short-range researches visual or non-visual methodology (tactile), circular, spiral, transverse, and seine.

Other areas include search diving with transverse, seine, circular and spiral methodology ; searchers with bathymetric lines and line to ground methodology ; setting metal detector and diving with metal detector ; survey and measurements with GPS and video camera ; and recovery of an object on the bottom with hydrostatic lifting flask.

RNP and Carabinieri signed a cooperation agreement in 2017 to partner in capacity development, including environmental protection and marine in particular, peace support operations, counter-terrorism, aviation security, public order management, VIP protection, cybercrime, traffic and road safety.


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