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On 27-30 June, 2016 the State Border Guard of Latvia organized a "Seminar on vessels inspection groups" within the framework of the Action Plan for LV Presidency in the framework of the Baltic Sea Region Border Control Cooperation (BSRBCC) in 2016.
The aim of the workshop – exchange of best practice and knowledge as well as progressive approaches to conduct of checks on suspect vessels and their crews.
The workshop was attended by the delegations from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Germany and Norway. The seminar observer was from the FRONTEX Agency.
During the workshop the existing experience of the Member States in the field of vessels inspection, as well as "Good practice hand book, carrying out inspection during joint operations", prepared by the FRONTEX Agency, were discussed. The tactical methods, which will be used during training on vessels inspection, were presented theoretically and briefing was conducted before practical checks on vessels during international operational-tactical training “RONIS 2016”.