First Piracy off Somalia in Seven Months

May 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – Between 21 and 23 April, a group of pirates attacked two Korean and Spanish fishing vessels off the coast of Somalia , before being apprehended as part of Operation EU NAVFOR Atalanta. This is the first piracy incident around the Horn of Africa since October 2018. On April 19, 5 pirates hijacked a Yemeni dhow. Two days later, the pirates attacked 2 fishing vessels with skiffs, using the dhow as the mother boat. EU NAVFOR immediately responded by sending air and naval units to…

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Floreal Trains With Seychelles Coast Guard

May 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – Currently deployed on a counter-terrorism mission in the Indian Ocean within Task Force 150 (TF150), the surveillance frigate Floréal was calling at Port Victoria in Seychelles on 24 April. A step that allowed French sailors to conduct several training actions for the benefit of the Seychellois military. A delegation of ten Seychelles Air Force (SAF) seamen went aboard for training focused on the organization and operation of a helicopter carrier building. The visit of the light aviation facilities on board allowed them to better…

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Maritime surveillance mission and operational release in Port-Mathurin for Champlain

February 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – From January 18 to 22, the Champlain Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) stopped over in Port-Mathurin, the regional capital of Rodrigues, island of the Republic of Mauritius. This judgment followed a two-week maritime surveillance mission conducted in the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of Tromelin, Seychelles and Mauritius. In the Seychellois EEZ, the patrol was reinforced by a Dornier, an aircraft of the Seychelles armed forces, which conducted two aerial reconnaissance in predefined areas in collaboration with the Champlain. Upon arrival in Port Mathurin, the…

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RFS Severomorsk Visits Victoria, Seychelles

October 29, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, the crew of the large anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet “Severomorsk”, performing the tasks of a long voyage in the Indian Ocean, arrived in the port of Victoria of the Seychelles. This is already the second business trip of the North Sea to the Seychelles during this campaign, the previous one was in early October. In the current business visit, the crew of the Severomorsk BOD will replenish stocks of fuel, food and fresh water. Also planned are the descents of sailors,…

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RFS Severomorsk Visits the Seychelles

October 5, 2018 – Today, the large anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet Severomorsk, performing the long-distance mission in the Indian Ocean, arrived in the port of Victoria of the Republic of Seychelles. The visit will last several days. Russian seamen will replenish food supplies and fresh water, and tour the sights of Victoria. During the stay of the ship in the port, representatives of the Russian embassy and residents of Seychelles will visit the ship. It is not the first time as the ASW ship crew visits the port…

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ITS Federico Martinengo Completes Visit to Seychelles

October 2, 2018 (Google Translation) – After the stop in Port Victoria (Seychelles) of Federico Martinengo of the Navy, inserted in the anti-piracy device of the Op. Atalanta. During the break the ship commander Martinengo , the frigate captain Andrea Quondamatteo , met the top of the security forces of the archipelago to confirm the desire of the European Naval force, EUNAVFOR , to cooperate with the local forces, as the Seychelles a regional partner of main interest in the area of ​​operations. This also in light of the launch…

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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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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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