The U.S. Coast Guard deployment is complemented by Shiprider`s bilateral agreements with Pacific countries, she says. (Shiprider agreements allow law enforcement agencies in Pacific island states to fulfill their duty to stop illegal activities in their exclusive economic zone while „sailing“ on a U.S. Coast Guard ship. The agreements expand the enforcement capacity of the island state.) The Shiprider agreements help fill global gaps in the application of the law of the sea. improve cooperation, coordination and interoperability; Strengthen law of the sea enforcement capacity to more effectively combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and other illegal activities. The agreements aim to complement and strengthen agreements with partners such as Australia, New Zealand and France. The U.S. Coast Guard regularly practices 16 bilateral fisheries laws with countries in the Eastern Pacific and West Africa. In November 2018, Fiji became the latest nation to sign a shiprider agreement allowing defense and law enforcement officers from partner countries to board U.S.

Coast Guard and NAVY vessels to observe, protect, climb and search vessels suspected of violating laws or regulations in their exclusive economic zones or on the high seas. These agreements help to fill the regional deficits of the MLE; improve cooperation, coordination and interoperability; Strengthen the capacity of the MLE to more effectively combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and other illegal activities. These agreements also allow partner countries` law enforcement agencies to board USCG and USN ships and aircraft and allow these platforms to assist law enforcement officers in the host country to monitor and board ships. Shiprider agreements are an innovative and collaborative way to more effectively monitor the global ocean. The adoption of ship agreements among other countries and in other regions could contribute to further strengthening global efforts to enforce the law of the sea. Countries interested in learning more about vessel agreements can contact the U.S. Coast Guard through the contact point mentioned in this project or its local embassy in the United States. The prC initiatives appear to target the geostrategic benefits perceived by the United States through the combination of its bilateral agreements, the location of three U.S. territories, and the Freedom Pact with the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau, a relationship that facilitates the united States` strategic presence in the region. The U.S.

government`s bilateral ship and aircraft agreements provide maritime and aviation platforms as well as maritime law enforcement expertise to help law enforcement officers in the host country exercise their jurisdiction. These agreements promote the sovereignty of the host country by assisting the host country in enforcing its laws and regulations. The Shiprider agreements help fill global gaps in the application of the law of the sea. improve cooperation, coordination and interoperability; Strengthen law of the sea enforcement capacity to more effectively combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and other illegal activities. The agreements allow law enforcement officials from partner countries to mount U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy ships and aircraft, as far as the agreements allow. and authorize U.S.

ships and aircraft authorized to assist police officers of the host country in monitoring the sea and embarking ships under the authority and jurisdiction of the official. Typically, sailing agreements are executed by U.S. ships, aircraft, and coast guard police officers. ==. .