STANDING MARITIME COMMITTEE OF THE ISDSC

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Functions of the SMC

  • To promulgate common doctrine and standard procedures for the conduct of combined maritime exercises and operations.
     
  • To support regional strategic maritime military planning.
     
  • To facilitate training, mutual logistic support and utilisation of facilities.
     
  • To co-ordinate maritime military activities in the functional areas as identified.
     
  • To co-ordinate the exchange of maritime military expertise, information and technology.
     
  • To ensure the rights, privileges and obligations of land-locked and transit states in accordance with United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
     

Publications of the SMC

SADC MPSO1 Instructions for Officers Commanding on the Conduct of Maritime Peace Support Operations
SADC SMC1 Organisation and Co-Operation
SADC IROO1 SADC Interop Reference Operations Order for Combined Maritime Force Preparation

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