Chevalier Paul Trains With French Forces in Djibouti

On January 8, 2022, as part of its deployment in the Indian Ocean, the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul was able to train with the French Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDJ). The Chevalier Paul thus supported an offensive action led by Rafales of the Air and Space Force deployed from mainland France against a fictitious country defended by Mirage…

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President Buhari Applauds Nigerian Navy Shipbuilding Efforts

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigerian Navy’s effort in maintaining a steady course in its drive for local content development which is in tandem with the philosophy of the current administration. The President also commended the Nigerian Navy’s effort in the fight against maritime crimes in Nigerian waters and the Gulf of Guinea region. He made the commendation today…

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NRP Dom Carlos I Begins Three Month Africa Mission

The mission, lasting about three months, aims to contribute to the knowledge of the maritime environment, scientific development and cooperative security on the west coast of Africa. The NRP D. Carlos I will join the NRP Zaire, a ship that is on a permanent mission in São Tomé and Príncipe. This Portuguese Naval Force will develop activities in support of…

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EUROMARSEC 21: European exercise in the Gulf of Guinea

April 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – On 2 April, off the coast of Ghana , the European Maritime Security 21 , a quadrilateral maritime exercise which saw the participation of the Marine of Italy, France , Spain and Portugal . In the framework of the European Coordinated Maritime Presence initiative, aimed at supporting the so-called “Integrated Approach” of European Union…

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Italian Navy in Exercise OBANGAME EXPRESS 2021

March 28, 2021 (Google Translation) – Yesterday, March 27, 2021, ended off the Ivorian coast, OBANGAME EXPRESS 2021, multinational maritime exercise to guide US Navy. From the African dialect “Fang”, OBANGAME, which literally means “union”, sees the involvement, in addition to US Navy Units, also of the Navies and Maritime Security Forces of almost all West African countries, as well…

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Mercy Ships Announces the Global Mercy, World’s Largest NGO Hospital Ship

October 6, 2020 – Today, Mercy Ships announced a first look at the construction of the world’s largest NGO hospital ship which plans to sail to Africa in late 2021 under the name of Global Mercy. Mercy Ships, a faith-based global organization powered by charitable donors and volunteers, has been providing world-class surgical care to those in need for more…

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L’Astrolabe Patrols Mozambique Channel

September 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – Departing on August 4, 2020 from Port-des-Galets in Reunion, the polar patrol boat L’Astrolabe has returned to Reunion since August 28. During the month of August, he carried out a surveillance mission in the southern zone of the Indian Ocean centered on patrolling the Malagasy and French economic zone. Reinforced by 10 sailors constituting…

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KBR Wins $75M Contract to Enhance Navy Bases in Djibouti

August 31, 2020 – KBR announced today it has been awarded a $75 million recompete contract by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe Africa Central to enhance infrastructure at multiple bases in Djibouti, Africa. Under this five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, KBR will provide engineering, design, construction, renovations, repairs, maintenance, demolition and other services at both Camp Lemonnier, and its associated Chabelley Airfield.…

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