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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USNS Carson City Visits Senegal

July 8, 2019 – USNS Carson City (T-EFP 7), a Military Sealift Command Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship, arrived in Dakar, Senegal, July 6, for the first port visit of its Africa Partnership Station (APS) deployment to the Gulf of Guinea. “I am happy to be here in here in Dakar, Senegal,” said Cmdr. Tyrone Bruce, officer in charge of the military detachment aboard Carson City. “The side-by-side engagements will strengthen the bond between the nations, allowing us to achieve greater progress through partnership.” Task Force 63 deployed Carson City…

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French Naval Aviation in Dakar

February 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – At Senghor Military Air Station, a Falcon 50M, a legendary business aviation model adapted for maritime surveillance and rescue, is deployed. It is part of the Detachment of Naval Aeronautics (DETAERO) integrated with French elements in Senegal (EFS). Belonging to the 24F flotilla of the naval aviation base (BAN) Lann-Bihoué, this detachment is under the operational control of the commander of the Atlantic Maritime Zone (CECLANT). The 24F flotilla is composed of 12 crews spread over 8 Falcon 50M, one of which is permanently…

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CORYMBE: Dakar stopover and maritime patrol with Senegal

February 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – Left from Toulon on January 21st, Task Group 451.04, composed of the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Mistral and the high-sea patrol officer (PHM) Commander Birot, arrived in Dakar on January 30th. The mission relief Corymbe of the High Seaman Commandant Blaison was formalized during the ” transfer of authority ” (TOA) between the commanders of the vessels during which Captain Sebastien received the totem of the mission. The program of this first stop was dense and allowed to regenerate the buildings while supporting the…

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First Phase of African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership Closes

The United States, Cabo Verde and Senegal completed combined operations during Operation Junction Rain, a part of African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP), in Dakar, Senegal, June 28. AMLEP pairs a U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment (LEDET) with partner nation maritime forces and interagency personnel to execute combined law enforcement operations. The U.S. boarding teams operated from partner nation vessels to identify suspect vessels or escort vessels that have been cited for illicit and criminal activities. “This part of Operation Junction Rain was a great success,” said Cmdr. Matthew…

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L’Aigrette on Sea Trials

Google Translation The leadership L’Aigrette of the new tugs-pushers intended for the French Navy have started his sea trials in Toulon. Following the commissioning carried out in Nort sur Erdre at Merré shipyard, the sea trials will be finalized and the delivery would be expected in May 2018. Mass production must then begin with the commissioning and sea trials feedback integration from L’Aigrette, if necessary. Built with a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure, this 12 meters length pusher-tug can reach a speed of 8 knots and has a 10…

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Corymbe 140: mission start Corymbe for patrol LV Lavallée

Google Translation 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…

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