U.S., TPDF Navy Sailors Partner for Small Boat Event

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011)  †U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Benoit, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), speaks to the Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy about the potential hazards of small boat operations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 11. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) †U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Benoit, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), speaks to the Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy about the potential hazards of small boat operations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 11. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011)  †U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Albert Perret, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), discusses boat motor maintenance with the Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on April 11. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) †U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Albert Perret, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), discusses boat motor maintenance with the Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on April 11. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - A Tanzania People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailor takes notes during a discussion led by U.S. Navy sailors in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. The Combined Joint Task Force  †Horn of Africa has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - A Tanzania People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailor takes notes during a discussion led by U.S. Navy sailors in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. The Combined Joint Task Force †Horn of Africa has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - A Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailor demonstrates a Flemish Coil to his classmates in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. A Flemish Coil is one of many ways to keep rope or  â€liness†neat and easily accessible on a ship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - A Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailor demonstrates a Flemish Coil to his classmates in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. A Flemish Coil is one of many ways to keep rope or â€liness†neat and easily accessible on a ship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Benoit, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), demonstrates how to fake a line alongside members of the Tanzania People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. Faking a line is a method sailors use to keep a rope from getting tangled once it has been thrown or  â€heavedd†to a pier or dock from a ship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Benoit, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), demonstrates how to fake a line alongside members of the Tanzania People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. Faking a line is a method sailors use to keep a rope from getting tangled once it has been thrown or â€heavedd†to a pier or dock from a ship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - A U.S. Navy sailor demonstrates the strength of a round turn to the Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy by having them pull the line as hard as they can in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. The round turn is a type of knot used by sailors to secure a boat to a dock. Combined Joint Task Force  †Horn of Africa has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - A U.S. Navy sailor demonstrates the strength of a round turn to the Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy by having them pull the line as hard as they can in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. The round turn is a type of knot used by sailors to secure a boat to a dock. Combined Joint Task Force †Horn of Africa has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - A Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailor checks the motor of a boat during a daily  operation check in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - A Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailor checks the motor of a boat during a daily operation check in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Benoit, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), talks to members of the Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy about the importance of a daily ship operation check in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Benoit, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), talks to members of the Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy about the importance of a daily ship operation check in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011)  †Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailors coil the lines during a ship set-up exercise in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 13. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) †Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailors coil the lines during a ship set-up exercise in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 13. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailors tie fenders to their boat during a boat set up exercise in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 13. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailors tie fenders to their boat during a boat set up exercise in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 13. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - A Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailor ties a fender to a boat during a boat set up exercise in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 13. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - A Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailor ties a fender to a boat during a boat set up exercise in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 13. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailors fake the line during a boat set up exercise in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 13. Faking a line is a method sailors use to keep a rope from getting tangled once it has been thrown or heaved to a pier or dock from a ship. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailors fake the line during a boat set up exercise in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 13. Faking a line is a method sailors use to keep a rope from getting tangled once it has been thrown or heaved to a pier or dock from a ship. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailors put on life jackets during a boat set up exercise in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on April 13. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailors put on life jackets during a boat set up exercise in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on April 13. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Benoit, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), demonstrates the basics of splicing rope or  â€liness†to Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailors in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Benoit, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), demonstrates the basics of splicing rope or â€liness†to Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailors in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Albert Perret, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), demonstrates how to tie different knots with a Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller) CJTF-HOA Photo DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (April 16, 2011) - U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Albert Perret, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), demonstrates how to tie different knots with a Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Navy sailor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 12. CJTF-HOA has partnered with the TPDF Navy to share best practices on small ship operations to increase maritime capacity and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Rissmiller)

U.S. sailors recently visited the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) Naval Training School, April 16, to share best practices concerning proper use of Defender Boats. Defender Boats are small, agile watercraft used by the TPDF Navy to respond to emergency situations along the Tanzanian coast, according to U.S. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Benoit.

Benoit, Petty Officer 1st Class Albert Perret and several TPDF Navy trainers led a week-long event to familiarize more than 20 TPDF Navy sailors with two boats that the U.S. recently gave to the TPDF.

“Many of these sailors came from the TPDF Army and have never been on a boat, so we’re just starting with the basics,” Perret said.

One basic topic of interest for the group was safety.

“Proper use and organization of ropes is one of the biggest safety concerns on a small boat, Perret said. “There’s less room on small boats and ropes can present a tripping hazard. If someone gets tripped up by one, it could pull them into the water. These small boats are especially dangerous because of the small space, so you have to know how to move about.”

During a team discussion, TPDF Navy Chief Petty Officer Jordan Kuru, the senior enlisted trainer and 28-year TDPF Navy veteran, conveyed the importance of training and proper use of TPDF equipment. “I was trained for 20 years on how to take care of one piece of equipment,” Kuru said. “In those 20 years I had to use it one time and that one time it was ready when I needed it.”

The group also focused on knot tying and crew responsibilities.

According to TPDF Navy Colonel J.E. Karia, training school commandant, the school’s primary purpose is to facilitate the four-month-long basic seamanship training course. This course does not currently include a small boat training module.

“This was a very rewarding event and I am thankful of your sharing your knowledge,” Karia said. “We are very much looking forward to partnering more with the U.S. My sailors are confident with what they’re doing now in troubleshooting and providing maintenance to these small boats.”

Overall, the week-long endeavor produced positive results, according to Benoit.

“We’ve gotten a baseline understanding of what the real needs are,” Benoit said. “That’s the most important thing. And we’ve establishing a relationship. Tanzania has its own specific needs and if we can meet those needs, then we should.”

Chief Kuru shared his final thoughts about the event.

“We are very happy to see your sailors come to our Naval Training School,” Kuru said. “We are learning the art of things, which we will always remember.”

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