Franco-Senegalese investigation at the pier

August 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 16 August 2019, 4 marine commandos of the “Special maritime actions” operational assistance detachment of the French elements in Senegal (EFS) carried out a joint exercise with a group of Senegalese special forces onboard the ship board. Jacoubet . The ship, in stopover in Dakar as part of Operation Corymbe, was invested by the special forces of the 2 nations to carry out a progress exercise to regain control of the aviso. ” We integrated into their assault column and we” drilled “together…

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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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Commandant Ducuing Returns from West Africa

November 7, 2018 (Google Translation) – Having left Toulon on August 23, 2018, Aviso Commandant Ducuing found his port base on October 30, 2018 after more than two months of operational mission in the Gulf of Guinea. This deployment within the framework of the Corymbe mission consisted of Commander Ducuing to escort the Mistral projection and command building and to maintain France’s cooperation relations with the riparian countries, while implementing the process of Yaounde. In conducting the African Nemo 18.4 exercise and carrying out cooperation actions during stopovers in Senegal,…

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Commandant Birot Shares Knowledge With Gulf of Guinea’s Navies

Google translation During the operational release of the Commandant Birot’s deep sea patrol (PHM) in Pointe-Noire (Republic of Congo), the French sailors took advantage of this stopover to conduct operational training periods with the local armed forces on various themes. . Personnel from the PHM’s “security” sector thus conducted practical training on fire-fighting techniques in enclosed or semi-open environments, particularly during a firefighting exercise. At the same time, the divers aboard were able to share their know-how with their counterparts on the prevention and management of diving accidents, as well…

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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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