CORYMBE 154: European coordination in the heart of the Gulf of Guinea

November 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – During a patrol in the Gulf of Biafra, a bilateral meeting was organized between the TG 450.1 and the Italian multi-mission frigate Federico Martinengo , on November 10. Many tactical exercises punctuated this day and allowed the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Dixmude , the Surveillance Frigate (FS) Ventôse and the FREMM Federico Martinengo to…

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ITS Federico Martinengo Rescues Merchant Ship from Pirates

November 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, November 14, frigate Federico Martinengo, on patrol in the Gulf of Guinea, intervened to rescue the merchant Zhen Hua 7 (with crewmembers of Chinese nationality and flying the Liberian flag) which suffered an attack during the night of pirates. Close distances and established communications, ship Martinengo learned the confirmation of the escape of…

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Sea Shepherd’s MV Bob Barker Repels Piracy Attempt

November 11, 2020 – On the 9th of November at 7:30am local time, the Sea Shepherd vessel Bob Barker, presently campaigning against illegal fishing in the Gulf of Guinea (West Africa) in cooperation with the government of Benin, was approached by a skiff carrying approximately seven to eight persons, some who were armed. The crew implemented anti-piracy measures and mustered…

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Missions of the French Navy Falcon 50M in the Gulf of Guinea

July 31, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed 7 days a week and 24 hours a day for the benefit and at the request of its African partners, the Falcon 50M maritime surveillance and response aircraft is based in Dakar and supported by the French elements in Senegal (EFS). It operates in Senegalese and Cape Verdean Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), and…

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FS Tonnerre Trains Gabonese Forces

July 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – On June 28, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre trained with the Gabonese administrations in charge of maritime surveillance in the Libreville estuary. At the heart of the training, a fast boat interception exercise and a winch by Caiman. While sailing in the Gulf of Guinea on a Corymbe mission, the PHA Tonnerre crew…

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