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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Centinela Returns to Ferrol From Gulf of Guinea Patrol

December 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – The “Centinela” patrol boat has completed its African deployment, returning this morning to its home port in Ferrol. His arrival at the Military Arsenal has been presided by the Admiral of the Maritime Action Force, Vice Admiral Manuel de la Puente Mora-Figueroa. The ship started the African Deployment on August 16, starting from Ferrol towards the Gulf of Guinea. In these 4 months, the “Sentinel” has visited 10 African countries (Mauritania, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Angola, Gabon, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal and Morocco) where…

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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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Exercise Grand African NEMO

November 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – The wishes expressed during the 3rd symposium on maritime safety in the Gulf of Guinea applied concretely at sea. The Navy is currently participating alongside 15 African navies in the 1st edition of the ” Grand African NEMO ” exercise . This annual exercise strengthens the momentum for a truly maritime community in the Gulf of Guinea that can fight to maintain security in this area of ​​the globe. It complements the “African NEMO” exercises, conducted 5 to 6 times a year, in a…

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ESPS Centinella Deploys to Gulf of Guinea Patrol

August 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – Last Thursday, August 16, the tall patrol Centinella sailed from the dock number 2 of the Military Arsenal of Ferrol, to begin her deployment on the west coast of Africa and the Gulf of Guinea. The act of farewell was presided over by the Commander of the Units of the Maritime Action Force in Ferrol, Captain Jose Fernando Suarez Fonseca. With this deployment, the navy vessel intends to reinforce the maritime security activities in the area, as well as the capacities of the coastal…

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FS Premier-Maitre L’Her Relieved by FS Lieutenant-Vaisseau Lavallée in Gulf of Guinea

Google Translation On March 12th, the Chief Sea Patrolman (PHM) Premier-Maitre L’Her relieved Lieutenant-Vaisseau Lavallée in Operation Corymbe. The mission Corymbe aims to strengthen the prepositioned French device in West Africa and the capabilities of the shores of the Gulf of Guinea. During his nearly four-month mission, Lieutenant de Vaisseau Lavallée completed 58 trilateral or bilateral patrols with the Gulf of Guinea Navies, 39 operational instruction periods and participated in Exercise African Nemo 18.1, major training. in the field of African maritime security. During its deployment, LV Lavallée also led…

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NRP Alvares Cabral Visits Mauritania

Google Translation The frigate of the Portuguese Navy “Álvares Cabral” docked this Monday, February 12, at the port of Nouakchott in Mauritania, where it will remain until February 13, in order to develop training and cooperation actions with the Navy of Mauritania, promoting cooperation and interoperability with counterparts. Portugal and Mauritania are two countries that are part of the Defense Policy initiative 5 + 5, a dialogue that was launched in 1983 and aims to promote cooperation between the countries bordering the Western Mediterranean, namely France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and…

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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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