UNODC hands over vessel search equipment for the Maldives
- UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme in partnership with the Government of Japan handed over vessel search equipment to the Maldives Customs Service.
On September 17, UNODC GMCP held a handover event of equipment delivered earlier this year to Maldives Customs Service. The equipment included safety gear (overalls, gloves, glasses and boots), search tools (screwdrivers, pliers, torches, inspection mirrors and laser measurers), and portable multi-gas analyzers, for the effective conduction of vessel search operations at port. The event was attended by the Commissioner General of Customs and the Ambassador of Japan to Maldives, who gave remarks. UNODC was praised for its commitment to improve the capacity of Maldives authorities in disrupting maritime crime in Maldives.