LV Le Hénaff Participates in Exercise Obangame Express

April 4, 2019 – As part of the 146th Corymbe mission, the high-seas patrol vessel LV Le Hénaff, deployed in the Gulf of Guinea, recently participated in the exercise “Obangame Express” organized by the United States. This exercise allowed the local navies to perfect their know-how in the conduct of a visit operation. Taking on the role of plastron, Le Hénaff was able to work the procedures and techniques of visit with the Senegalese, Gambian and Guinean navies. The vessel and its crew were able to enhance their interoperability with…

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Commandant Blaison cooperates with the seascapes of the Gulf of Guinea

January 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – For more than a month, the high-sea patrol officer (PHM) Commander Blaison has been deployed in the Gulf of Guinea as part of the 144th mandate of the Corymbe mission. After leaving the port of Tema, Ghana, where he had docked for a stopover at Christmas, Blaison conducted a joint one-day operational patrol with a Ghanaian naval patrol boat. The main objective of these patrols is to strengthen the operational capacities of the Yaoundé process by optimizing the cross-coordination between their maritime components at…

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Closing of the “Grand African Nemo” exercise 2018

November 29, 2018 (Google Translation) – After seven days, the Grand African Nemo exercise in which the Mistral projection and command building (BPC) and the surveillance frigate (FS) Ventôse took place, was completed on 10 November in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire . The co-operation of the coastal navies as maritime security centers of the Gulf of Guinea made this first edition of the exercise a success. In total, Grand African Nemo completed 27 scenarios, from Cape Verde to Angola, involving 21 units at sea as well as 5 aircraft. The exercise…

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Portuguese Marines Embarked on FS Mistral

November 21, 2018 (Google Translation) – Since September 2018, thirty-six Portuguese Marines have been deployed aboard the Mistral Projection and Command Building (BPC) as part of the Corymbe mission in the Gulf of Guinea. The integration of Portuguese marines into the crew of a BPC is part of an international cooperation to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea. Placed under the tactical command of the commander of the Mistral, this detachment of Portuguese riflemen embarked with its armament, its equipment and its boats. It has capabilities similar to…

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Mistral and Commandant Ducuing Cooperate with Nigeria

October 31, 2018 (Google Translation) – From October 15 to 17, 2018, the Mistral Projection and Command Building (BPC) and Aviso Commandant Ducuing made a stop in Lagos, Nigeria. These two days were dedicated to the influence and the support of the diplomatic action of France in this country. French crews gave operational instructions to Nigerian seafarers in the field of safety, propulsion and combat first aid. The two ships then went back to sea with the Nigerian frigate Unity to conduct a joint training. Tactical evolutions and interactions in…

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