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SEG Officers Praised After Successful International shipment

CNC’s Strategic Escort Group has been praised for its policing of a nuclear shipment of MOX fuel from Europe to Asia


The almost three-month operation from France to Japan was recently completed by Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd (PNTL) vessels Pacific Egret and Pacific Heron.


It was the eighth MOX shipment to be delivered to Japan with this transfer being delivered to the Takahama Nuclear Power Station which SEG officers have provided world class armed protection for.


Chief Superintendent Michael Vance, whose role oversees SEG, spoke of his pride of the officers involved. He said: “It takes a lot of dedication to carry out the role of a SEG officer.


“SEG officers spend a lot of time away from home and their loved ones. It would be remiss of me not to recognise the commitment of the officers and their wider support network at home.

“I thank all involved in this latest MOX fuel shipment for their professionalism in ensuring yet another safe, secure, and successful transportation between Europe and Japan.”


PNTL is operated by Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS), whose CEO, Seth Kybird, said: “The successful completion of another shipment of MOX fuel to Japan demonstrates again the ability of PNTL and NTS to transport nuclear cargos safely and securely around the world.


“I would like to thank our PNTL crew members, CNC’s SEG team, and our customers for their hard work and co-operation in making this such a success.”


CNC has been escorting nuclear material around the world since the first MOX fuel shipment in the 1990s, and since then has built up a stellar international reputation.


Chief Inspector Mike Caley added: “We are extremely proud of the officers who have played a crucial role in ensuring this major international shipment successfully reached its target.


“The safe and secure delivery of nuclear material is always reason to celebrate, and we thank those officers involved for their work on this eighth transport from France to Japan as well as our partners at NTS and PNTL.”

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