Marine Nationale Atlantique 2 Deploys to Mali Region

September 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, 3 September, an ATLANTIC 2 (ATL2) landed on the runway of the planned air base (BAP) of Niamey for a mission to the benefit of the Barkhane force. This Navy aircraft is regularly deployed over the Sahel-Saharan strip (SSB). Weighing more than 40 tons, this aircraft is initially designed for maritime patrols and anti-submarine missions. Versatile, it is an excellent vector for probing the depth of a desert area like BSS. Alongside the REAPER and MIRAGE 2000 drones, this aircraft complements the…

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RFS Marshal Ustinov Deploys to Mediterranean

August 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov completed his participation in the exercises with the ships of the Northern Fleet in the southern part of the Norwegian Sea and began to carry out long-range missions. The ship left the ship’s search and strike group, which for several days practiced a number of anti-submarine missions in the Baltic, North and Norwegian seas. The cruiser led a detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet, which included the SB-406 rescue tug and the Vyazma medium-sized…

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ESPS Atalaya Ceploys to West Coast of Africa & Gulf of Guinea

August 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – The tall patrolman “Atalaya” has sailed today from its base in Ferrol, thus beginning a deployment that will last four months, in which the ship will remain integrated into the operational structure of the Armed Forces. The first of the three phases into which this deployment is divided will run until the beginning of September, and will include the transit to the Gulf of Guinea and will include Cooperative Security activities with the Mauritanian and Cape Verde marinas. In the second phase, the ship…

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Coast Guard Cutter Thetis Returns to Key West From Africa

May 23, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) returned to their homeport in Key West, Florida, Thursday after a three-month U.S. Africa Command patrol. The Thetis crew concluded their patrol, in which they conducted multiple joint law enforcement exercises and operations with West African countries with U.S. Africa Command and U.S. 6th Fleet to maintain and strengthen international partnerships, and maritime security. “By conducting joint maritime law enforcement operations, we were able to establish best practices providing the West African navies and coast guards with the tools to enforce…

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Marshal Ustinov Enters Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the African Coast

November 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, a squad of warships of the Northern Fleet, led by the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov, made a business call at the Spanish port of Ceuta. Within a few days, the crews of Russian ships will replenish their stocks. After completion of the replenishment of the reserves, the detachment of ships will continue to perform tasks on the long-range cruise plan. The call of a detachment of ships of the Northern Fleet to the port of Ceuta was made for the first time since…

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28th Chinese naval escort taskforce visits Ghana

The 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce consisting of the guided-missile frigates Yancheng and Weifang and the comprehensive supply ship Taihu arrived at the Port of Tema of Ghana on June 4 for a four-day friendly visit. This is the first time for the Chinese naval ships to visit Ghana. The three Chinese naval ships were warmly received at the dock by a grand welcoming ceremony held by the Ghanaian side at around 9 a.m. local time. Over 300 people including the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Wang Shiting, the Chief of…

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Africa maritime cooperation center launched

Africa has launched its maritime technology cooperation center as part of an ambitious IMO-EU project to establish a global network of centers to further global efforts in addressing climate change. The centers will act as regional focal points for a wide range of activities including improving compliance with existing and future international energy-efficiency regulations; promoting uptake of low-carbon technologies and operations in maritime transport, and establishing voluntary pilot data-collection and reporting systems to feed back into the global regulatory process. In doing so, they will play their part in supporting…

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NRP Dom Carlos I Deploys to African Waters

Google Translation The vessel, together with a team from the hydrographic brigade of the Hydrographic Institute, will carry out hydrographic surveys on the Geba River for two weeks and access to the commercial port of Bissau (Guiné-Bissau). It will also carry out the same type of work in the Cape Verde archipelago. This mission falls within the scope of technical-military cooperation and actions to support diplomacy, in particular with the countries of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP). The vessel will also be engaged in a number of cooperation…

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Infanta Cristina deploys on the west coast of Africa

Google Translation The senior patrolman “Infanta Cristina” sailed on 16 August from its base in Cartagena to take part until December 16, 2017, in various cooperation activities with countries on the west coast of the African continent, which the Ministry of Defense And the Navy are developing in the framework of the Defense Diplomacy Plan. During these four months of deployment, the Infanta Cristina Navy will carry out cooperation activities with the countries bordering the Gulf of Guinea for the development of its naval capabilities, with the aim of promoting…

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