FRONTEX operation in Senegal

Type: Archives [short]   Reference: I-052147   Duration: 10:09:33  Lieu: Spain
End production: 01/09/2006
This archives video stockshot shows images of the participation of the Italian vessel "Diciotti" to HERA II, the second module of the HERA Operation coordinated by Frontex. HERA II was commenced on 11 August 2006. Originally planned for 9 weeks, the operation was later prolonged until 15 December 2006. Following a request for participation sent by Frontex, three Member States offered their assets for the joint sea operation: Italy (1 vessel, 1 aircraft), Portugal (1 vessel) and Finland (1 aircraft). Vessels and planes from these countries, together with Spanish technical means, patrolled the coastal areas of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde and the Canary Islands. Based on their bilateral agreements with Spain, Senegal and Mauritania were also involved with their assets and staff. The main aim of this joint effort was to detect vessels setting off towards the Canary Islands and to divert them back to their point of departure thus reducing the number of lives lost at sea. During the course of the operation, more than 3 500 migrants were stopped from this dangerous endeavour close to African coast.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:25
10:00:25 General view of the Italian plane at Dakar Airport 00:00:06
10:00:31 Panoramic of the pilots inside the cockpit and pilots doing a briefing prior the flight (4 shots) 00:00:22
10:00:53 The plane taking off 00:00:08
10:01:02 General views inside the plane with radars, zoom out from the fishing boats outside (4 shots) 00:00:25
10:01:27 The crew looking at a map of the area 00:00:06
10:01:34 Screen showing a 'cayuco' (boat of African migrants) being targeted by the plane (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:01:47 Major Aldo Venditti transferring the information (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:01:59 A member of the crew trying to see the target through the window 00:00:08
10:02:07 Interior of the plane: crew taking notes 00:00:06
10:02:14 Zoom on a cayuco through the plane window 00:00:09
10:02:24 Exterior view of the Italian 'Diciotti' Guardia Costiera boat patrolling near Dakar, with the EU, Senegalese and Italian flags hoisted (3 shots) 00:00:16
10:02:40 Zoom inside the helm room 00:00:08
10:02:49 A member of the crew looking for targets with binoculars; other shots with the crew inside (5 shots) 00:00:35
10:03:24 Cutaways outside the boat (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:03:39 A member of the crew with a laptop with a Frontex save screen (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:03:51 Major Aldo Venditti warning Frontex headquarters in Tenerife and Italian boat 'Diciotti' of a second target (that we can see in the monitor) 00:00:13
10:04:04 A radio operator inside 'Diciotti' gives their position, a bit far away from the target, and asks how many people are on board (4 shots) 00:00:26
10:04:30 Taking pictures from a window of the plane 00:00:06
10:04:37 Close up of the targeted boat (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:04:50 A member of the crew focuses the camera on the target (3 shots) 00:00:23
10:05:14 Action inside the plane: taking pictures, writing down the estimate speed and location of the target (3 shots) 00:00:26
10:05:40 Close up on the screen 00:00:12
10:05:52 The crew inside the plane 00:00:13
10:06:06 Close up on the screen showing the people inside the boat, one of them wearing a sweater (2 shots) 00:00:19
10:06:25 Pasquale Golizia, Second in Command of Italian patrol vessel 'Diciotti', and Felice Tedone, Commanding Officer, looking at the plane and giving instructions (3 shots) 00:00:22
10:06:48 SOUNDBITE by Pasquale Golizia (in ENGLISH) saying that their duty is to report any sight of the so called 'cayucos' to the Frontex coordination centre in Canarias, Tenerife, so that they can arrange with the Senegalese authorities to stop and repatriate them immediately before they leave the territorial waters. 00:00:20
10:07:09 Senegalese authority inside the Italian boat, talking to another Commander, and some general views outside and inside the boat (4 shots) 00:00:28
10:07:37 Frontex local coordination centre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife: exterior view 00:00:05
10:07:42 Eduardo Lobo, Spanish Civil Guard Captain, asking the position of the Spanish patrolling vessel and at what time the next cayuco (wooden fishing boats carrying immigrants) is arriving (2 shots) 00:00:19
10:08:02 Portuguese Frontex staff talking about the Portuguese vessel activities in Cape Verde (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:08:14 Portuguese, Italian, Polish and Spanish Frontex staff holding a meeting and evaluating the situation of the Frontex mission in Africa and Canary Islands (5 shots) 00:00:26
10:08:41 Tourists taking pictures and watching the migrants coming in a cayuco 00:00:08
10:08:49 A 'cayuco' is coming to Los Cristianos harbour, in Tenerife; the illegal migrants disembark (4 shots) 00:00:17
10:09:07 Migrants are being assisted by Spanish Red Cross and Spanish Police and being transferred by bus to Police headquarters (4 shots) 00:00:26
10:09:33 Copyright 00:00:05
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