Malagasy Navy completes anti-piracy training programme with Drum Cussac

2 December 2013 (Last Updated December 2nd, 2013 18:30)

The Malagasy Navy has successfully completed anti-piracy training programme at the Naval Base in Diego Suarez, Madagascar.

The Malagasy Navy has successfully completed an anti-piracy training programme at the Naval Base in Diego Suarez, Madagascar.

A team of highly skilled and experienced risk management consultants from Drum Cussac have trained thirty Malagasy Naval personnel to enhance the anti-piracy capability while operating in an offshore environment.

"The training will assist the Malagasy Navy in providing a secure environment for the region's offshore oil and gas sector."

Drum Cussac Offshore director Andrew Nicholson said the training helps build credible and professional security teams that are capable of conducting anti-piracy and security duties generally.

Nicholson said: "The training will assist the Malagasy Navy in providing a secure environment for the region's offshore oil and gas sector.

"We have worked closely with the Malagasy authorities, agencies and regulators over a 12-month period and we hope to continue this relationship by delivering further projects in the region."

Drum Cussac provides risk mitigation and security solutions for the oil and gas, energy, maritime and logistics sectors.

Malagasy Military defence director, general de brigade Rabeharindranto said "This was pragmatic training delivered by Drum Cussac and has given our men additional knowledge and skills to conduct anti-piracy operations."

Currently the company supports African operations in Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar and the Mozambique Channel.