After a week of patrol between Brest and Senegal, LV Lavallée arrived in the port of Dakar on December 6, 2017. Deployed as part of the mission Corymbe 140, the sea patrol boat (PHM) in Brest completes the French device prepositioned in West Africa, and thus help to reinforce the capacities of the coastal marines of the Gulf of Guinea in the field of maritime safety.
Over the next few months, LV Lavallée will patrol this vast strategic area of more than 5700 kilometers of coastline, and thus participate in the protection of French interests in the area.
It will also be involved in reducing maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea. This will be achieved through regional cooperation in the field of maritime safety, through joint patrols or periods of operational instructions to train or maintain the know-how of our partners in West Africa.
Exercise African Nemo 18.1, scheduled from 19 to 23 February, will be the culmination of this multilateral cooperation.
The passage of PHM LV Lavallée in Dakar marks the beginning of mission Corymbe 140, replacing the surveillance frigate Germinal.