FS Champlain Delivers Marine Emergency Equipment to Madagascar

June 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of the structural and operational cooperation, the Champlain Overseas Support and Assistance Building delivered the equipment needed for the installation of the first Malagasy semaphore on April 30 in Fort-Dauphin. This type of equipment allows from the ground to broadcast safety information to users of the sea by radio and coordinate rescue operations. Champlain has thus embarked at Tamatave a 4×4 vehicle and a naval intervention star that will serve to assist the many sinners who exercise around Fort Dauphin. He has…

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RFS Severomorsk Visits Madagascar

October 22, 2018 (Google Translation) – The large anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet, Severomorsk, performing the tasks of a long voyage in the Indian Ocean, made a business call at the port of Antsiranan in the northern part of the Republic of Madagascar – the largest state occupying one island. The Russian ship was moored at the southern pier of the port. The naval attache of the Russian Embassy in Madagascar and representatives of the naval forces of the Republic have already visited the shipyard Severomorsk. Russian sailors made…

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Exercise Cutlass Express 2018 Begins

Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations began the seventh iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2018, Jan. 31. Cutlass Express 2018, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa is an exercise designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity, promote national and regional security in East Africa as well as information sharing, planning and operating. “Criminal activities pose a big threat to the security of…

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Sailor remembered in Madagascar

HMAS Newcastle’s crew have held the inaugural Australian Defence Force memorial service in Diego Suarez, Madagascar, for a Royal Australian Navy sailor lost during the Second World War. Able Seaman Steward John Frederick Ellis is the sole Australian buried at the city’s war cemetery after dying from illness in 1940. The service was led by Newcastle’s Chaplain Cornelius Bosch, with prayers read by ship’s company. The service was followed by a minute of silence and the laying of wreaths on his grave. “We gave thanks for John’s devotion to duty…

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Exercise Cutlass Express to Begin

January 27, 2017 – Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations will begin the sixth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express, Jan. 31. Cutlass Express 2017, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF), is designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity and promote national and regional security in East Africa, inform planning and operations. Cutlass Express 2017 (CE17) will test participating nations’ ability to…

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