Exercise Obangame Express 2022 Set to Begin

Obangame Express (OE22), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Western Africa, will kick off its 11th year with 32 participating nations at an opening ceremony in Dakar, Senegal, Mar. 11, 2022. Sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), OE22 is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to enhance the collective capabilities of…

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ITS Antonio Marceglia Rescues Merchant Ship off Ghana

Yesterday morning the frigate Antonio Marceglia intervened to rescue the freighter QUEEN ZENOBIA, flying the Liberian flag, off the coast of Ghana, which reported that it had people on board unrelated to the crew. Having received the alarm by e-mail from the Maritime Multinational Coordination Center of Accra (Ghana) *, concerning the presence of intruders equipped with axes intent on…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Returns to Ghana

Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Tema, Ghana for a scheduled port visit, Auguest 12, 2021. Members of Ghana’s Special Boat Squadron embarked Hershel “Woody” Williams earlier this month to participate in a maritime security capabilities exercise with partners in the Gulf of Guinea. “It was great having our Ghanaian embarkees aboard to interact with…

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