October 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – The High Seas Patrolman (PHM) FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacobet has just completed the 148th term of the “Corymbe” mission, which took place from August 12 to October 8, 2019. From Senegal to Angola, he patrolled with the navies of the countries bordering the Gulf of Guinea and in cooperation with their Command Operational Center, in the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of seventeen countries.
The structures set up as part of the Yaoundé process are gaining momentum; in fact, joint patrols are carried out with the riparian marines, who know perfectly the problems of their respective zone as well as the maritime areas in which they evolve.
The FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacobet has trained seamen conducted joint patrols and exchanged with them to deepen our knowledge of the Gulf of Guinea. These trainings are part of the broader framework of preparation for the forthcoming “Grand African NEMO 2019 “, which is highly anticipated by African partners in the region, and will take place from 28 October to 5 November.
During his tenure, the FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacobet participated in nine SAGNE patrols in coordination with the National Maritime Operations Centers (COM) set up by the Yaounde process initiated in 2013. The Sagne patrols aim to strengthen the interoperability between French and African navies in the fight against maritime insecurity.
Its crew trained 91 sailors during Operational Instruction Periods (IOP), and conducted a patrol day near oil rigs off Nigeria.
Finally, several patrols were carried out in the exclusive economic zones of seventeen riparian countries of the Gulf of Guinea, reporting to the COMs of the countries concerned the activities observed.