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ATLANTIC OCEAN -- U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Cole, small boat crew member from the Coast Guard Cutter Forward, helps Sgt. Ibrahim Bangura, from the Sierra Leone Police Marine Department, into the cutter's small boat after a joint U.S. and Sierra Leone law enforcement boarding on a fishing vessel in the Atlantic Ocean June 26, 2011. Bangura and several other Sierra Leone law enforcement officers sailed with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forward during a portion of the cutter's scheduled deployment in West Africa in support of the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) mission, a branch of the Africa Partnership Station (APS). During the deployment, the Forward crew worked with the host nation law enforcement team to increase awareness and deter illegal fishing off the coast of West Africa. U.S. Coast Guard photo © Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis.

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Taken on June 26, 2011