FS Somme Refuels Germinal in Gulf of Guinea

October 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – During its transit to Cameroon, the country of departure for the annual Grand African NEMO 2019 maritime security operation , the Somme command and supply building (BCR) came into contact with local fishermen and proceeded to refuel at sea. for the benefit of the Germinal surveillance frigate . Off Ghana, a canoe is detected near the Somme . It is then decided to carry out a friendly approach to know the habits of the fishermen. A semi-rigid boat is launched, with three French sailors…

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FS Somme Patrolling Gulf of Guinea

October 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed under the 149 th mandate of the Corymbe mission, the Somme is ready for its mission which will start with a patrol in Senegalese waters. Party of Brest at the end of September, the command and supply building sails towards the warmer waters of the Gulf of Guinea. The passage in Portuguese waters has allowed to recover a team of Portuguese marines who, with their French counterparts, will reinforce the protection of the building and contribute to the formation of the shores of…

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FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacobet Completes 148th Coryombe Mission

October 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – The High Seas Patrolman (PHM) FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacobet has just completed the 148th term of the “Corymbe” mission, which took place from August 12 to October 8, 2019. From Senegal to Angola, he patrolled with the navies of the countries bordering the Gulf of Guinea and in cooperation with their Command Operational Center, in the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of seventeen countries. The structures set up as part of the Yaoundé process are gaining momentum; in fact, joint patrols are carried out…

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Operation Tessito in Fight Against Illegal Fishing

October 7, 2019 – With the FALCON 50 maritime surveillance aircraft, the French elements in Senegal provide active support to maritime operations controlled from Brest by the Commander of the Atlantic Maritime Area (CECLANT). They aim to support the Gulf of Guinea countries in terms of State action at sea, in accordance with the Yaoundé process, in the fight against drug trafficking, arms trafficking and fisheries control. Support for the action of African patrol boats in the fight against illegal fishing From 22 to 27 September 2019, the FALCON 50…

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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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French Elements in Gabon Support MEGALOPS III Exercise

July 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 17 to 21 June 2019, the Megalops III / African Nemo 19.3 exercise took place in Gabon. Initiated by France and supported by an operational training detachment of the French elements in Gabon (EFG), this exercise to control the maritime area of ​​the Gulf of Guinea allows the countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) ) to practice coping with frequent situations in the region. For the third edition, the regional operational command and coordination bodies had to deal with…

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U.S. Coast Guard, Gulf of Guinea Partners Conduct Joint Law Enforcement Operations

July 6, 2019 – The U.S. Coast Guard, Ghana Navy and Air Force, and Togolese Navy conducted joint maritime law enforcement operations as part of Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) 2019 in the Gulf of Guinea, June 10-30, 2019. AMPLEP is a U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet-facilitated initiative that aims to enhance the maritime enforcement capabilities of African partners in order to improve management and security of the maritime domain. A safe and secure maritime environment is necessary for local economies to flourish and is essential to the…

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USCG Conducts Joint Law Enforcement Operations with African Partners in Gulf of Guinea

May 10, 2019 – The U.S. Coast Guard, Nigerian Navy, and Cabo Verdean Coast Guard conducted joint maritime law enforcement operations as part of Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) 2019 in the Gulf of Guinea, April 9-May 2, 2019. AMPLEP is a U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet-facilitated initiative that aims to enhance the maritime enforcement capabilities of African partners in order to improve management and security of the maritime domain. A safe and secure maritime environment is necessary for local economies to flourish and is essential to the…

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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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Coast Guard Cutter Thetis Rescues Sea Turtles in Gulf of Guinea

March 27, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) rescued two loggerhead sea turtles in the Gulf of Guinea while conducting routine training in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, March 23, 2019. A Coast Guarsdman standing watch spotted the sea turtles tangled in a commercial fishing net. The officer of the deck instructed crew members to deploy a small boat crew to safely cut the distressed turtles free of the net. “I was able to work with my fellow crew members to help save not one but…

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Mistral Returns to Toulon

March 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed on the Corymbe 145 mission in the Gulf of Guinea since 21 January, the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral has found its port in Toulon after 54 days of absence. During the 33 days at sea, the Mistral has traveled 10 085 nautical miles, largely escorted by Commander Birot . The PHA has had many interactions with the navies of the riparian countries. In total, 5 joint patrols were conducted with Senegal, Togo, Gabon and Morocco, demonstrating a high level of cooperation not only…

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Mistral Stops in Morocco

March 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – After leaving the Corymbe mission in the Gulf of Guinea, the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral , making its way to its port-base Toulon, made a stopover of a few days in Morocco and a joint training with the Moroccan Navy, before to welcome on his flight deck American aircraft. The stopover in Agadir, the first of a French building for eight years, was an opportunity to meet the local military and civil authorities during many official activities, highlighting the Franco-Moroccan cooperation in the naval…

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Serviola Deploys to Gulf of Guinea

March 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – The tall patrol boat “Serviola” has sailed today from its base in Ferrol to the Gulf of Guinea. In its four months of deployment, divided into three phases, the vessel will remain integrated into the operational structure of the Armed Forces. The first of the phases that will last until the end of March, will include the transit to the Gulf of Guinea and will include activities of Cooperative Security with the navies of Mauritania and Cape Verde. In the second phase, the vessel…

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FS Mistral Deploys to Gulf of Guinea

January 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – Monday, January 21, the Amphibious Helicopter (PHA) Mistral sailed from Toulon to join the 145 mandate of the mission Corymbe in the Gulf of Guinea. The week before his departure was devoted to the preparation of the mission, including the finalization of its logistics dimension with many loads of food, ammunition, equipment, humanitarian freight, shipments of detachments, etc. On the occasion of a reception, whose main purpose was the wishes addressed by the commander to the families of the crew, the objectives of this…

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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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