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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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