The Defence Minister, Carme Chacón, has begun this morning in Seychelles a 48-hour tour of East Africa, which will also take him to Djibouti and Uganda. Chacon has come to Victoria, the main port of the Spanish tuna fleet fishing in the Indian Ocean, accompanied by representatives of two major employers in the sector: the Basque and Galician ANABAC Opagac. A total of 25 ships owned by Spanish owners, flying the Spanish flag or Seychelles, operating in these pirate-infested waters.The incorporation of private security board has failed to curb kidnappings of Spanish vessels in the area, but not further south, where last December was captured on Vega 5, Mozambican flag but owned by a company owned by Spanish company Pescanova. Still, the pirate attacks are becoming more aggressive and, therefore, the owners insist on equipping private agents with larger caliber weapons, in particular, machine guns of 7.62. Local authorities deny they are more powerful than using its own gendarmerie. Chacon, who will be received by President of Seychelles James Alix Michel, and will come with the owners to a meeting with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Fisheries and the Chief of Staff, will offer increased military cooperation under Spanish memorandum of 2010.with 216 crew members, and the detachment of the Air Force with a maritime patrol aircraft P-3 Orion and 50 military Atalanta integrated into the EU anti-piracy, in which Spain is participating since 2009. Tomorrow will travel to Uganda, where Ricardo González Spanish colonel leading the operation EUTM Elul, during the past year to 2,000 Somali soldiers trained at the base of Bihanga.