USNS Carson City Concludes 2019 APS Deployment

August 21, 2019 – USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) concluded her 2019 Africa Partnership Station (APS) deployment following the ship’s return to Rota, Spain, Aug. 17. During the six-week deployment to the Gulf of Guinea, Sailors and international partners from Spain, Portugal, and Italy worked alongside five African partner nations to conduct small boat maintenance, maritime law enforcement engagements, and medical and community relations outreach in the region. Carson City completed six successful port visits: Dakar, Senegal; Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Sekondi and Tema, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; and Mindelo, Cabo Verde.…

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USNS Carson City Arrives in Nigeria

July 30, 2019 – The Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) arrived in Lagos, Nigeria, July 27 for a scheduled port visit in support of its 2019 Africa Partnership Station deployment to the Gulf of Guinea. “Our team is excited to be here in Lagos,” said Cmdr. Tyrone Bruce, officer in charge of the military detachment aboard Carson City. “The scheduled engagements will provide opportunities to strengthen the relationship between our countries allowing us to achieve greater progress though partnership.” This is the fourth port visit…

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President Mariano Rajoy of Spain Visits ESPS Infanta Cristina in Africa

Google Translation The President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, has paid a visit to the tall patrol vessel “Infanta Cristina” during the stopover of the ship in the port of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The president, who is in this city of Côte d’Ivoire on the occasion of the attendance to the V European Union-African Union Summit, has been able to know up close during his visit, the work that the patrolman is doing during his deployment. On the deck of the ship, the President of Government addressed the staff there,…

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