French Air Defense Destroyer Chevalier Paul Calls at Mumbai

Chevalier Paul, a Horizon-class air defense destroyer is currently deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of France’s permanent military presence in the region. As part of this deployment, it is making a port call at Mumbai on November 18-19, and later at Kochi, marking Indo-French naval cooperation and the central role that India plays in France’s naval presence and…

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DLA Europe Supports USS Hershel “Woody” Williams

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Europe and Africa provided operational subsistence support to the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams from August 10 to November 1 this year. Packages were delivered during four port calls in Accra, Ghana; Bradbury, Angola; Cape Town, South Africa; and Cotati, Seychelles. During this timeframe, the ship conducted operations to promote maritime security by maintaining a presence…

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27th CARAT Brunei Concludes

The 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei maritime exercise concluded Nov. 19, following five days of virtual engagements that enhanced collaboration between Royal Brunei Armed Forces and U.S. military and focused on shared maritime security challenges of the region. U.S. assets participating in CARAT Brunei included staff from U.S. 7th Fleet, Commander Task Force (CTF) 72, CTF…

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USCGC Spencer Returns from Deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns home after a 33-day patrol. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to its homeport of Portsmouth, Va., Nov. 10. During the patrol, the crew conducted operations south of Key West, Fla., supporting efforts to deter illegal immigration and conduct safety-of-life at sea operations. Shifting gears halfway through the patrol, Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s crew exercised their…

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USCGC Decisive Trains Guatemalan Navy

Reliance-class medium endurance cutter USCGC Decisive (WMEC 629) conducted at sea engagements with the navy of Guatemala in the territorial seas of Guatemala in late October. “It was a pleasure working with members from Guatemalan naval units Gucumatz (BH 656) and Lp-Antares in October while conducting law enforcement and search and rescue exercise,” said Cmdr. John Mcwhite, commanding officer of…

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French Divers in NATO Exercise Northern Challenge 21

As part of the NATO exercise Northern Challenge 21 , a detachment of the Atlantic Clearance Diver Group (GDP A), reinforced with elements of the Mediterranean and Channel North Sea GPDs, was deployed to Keflavik in Iceland from 11 October to 1 November. A major counter-improvised explosive device (IED) exercise organized by Iceland, Northern Challenge 21 trained deminers detachments from…

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Indian Ocean Drug Seizures by FS Floréal & Chevalier Paul

Respectively integrated and placed in support of the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), the Floréal Surveillance Frigate (FS) and the Chevalier Paul Air Defense Frigate (FDA) have recently carried out major drug seizures. These operations demonstrate the importance of the French contribution within the framework of the CTF 150 which fights against illicit trafficking which contributes to the financing…

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Frigate Carabiniere Provides Medical Assistance to Fishing Vessel

On November 16, 2021, during a patrol activity in the area of ​​responsibility of Operation Mare Safe , currently commanded by Rear Admiral Valentino Rinaldi and aimed at the presence and surveillance in a sea area of ​​high value for the protection of interests national and control activities and support to the national fishing fleet, ship Carabiniere – in command…

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