Commandant Ducuing Returns from Operation Coryombe

Leaving the port of Mindelo (Cape Verde) on October 26, 2021, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commander Ducuing closed the chapter of the 158 th mandate of Operation CORYMBE. During two and a half months of patrol in the Gulf of Guinea, he covered more than 14,000 nautical miles (or 26,000 km) and called in seven different countries: Senegal, Ivory…

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New Program for West Africa Maritime Security

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is working to improve maritime security in West Africa and is offering a new and innovative program entitled the “IMO Whole of Government Approach to Maritime Security”. The program consists of integrated workshops and tailored support aimed at helping IMO Member States to develop National Maritime Security Committees, Risk Registers and Strategies. Peter Adams, IMO…

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Helicopter from Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Disrupts Ship Hijacking

On October 6th, the crew of the large anti-submarine ship “Vitse-Admiral Kulakov” prevented pirates from seizing a civilian ship in the Atlantic Ocean Gulf of Guinea. At about 13:00 a distress signal was received on a Russian ship from a container ship “Lucia” flying the flag of Panama from the Republic of Togo to the Republic of Cameroon. An attempted…

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Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Makes Port Call in Equatorial Guinea

A detachment of ships and vessels of the Northern Fleet, performing the tasks of a long voyage in the Gulf of Guinea, made a business call at the port of Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea. The crews of the large anti-submarine ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”, the medium sea tanker “Akademik Pashin” and the rescue tugboat “Altai” will replenish their supplies…

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Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Begins Gulf of Guinea Patrol

A detachment of the Northern Fleet, consisting of the large anti-submarine ship “Vitse-Admiral Kulakov”, the medium sea tanker “Akadimik Pashin” and the rescue tugboat “Altai” under the flag of the commander of the anti-submarine ships of the Northern Fleet, Captain 1st Rank Stanislav Varik, entered the Gulf of Guinea of ​​the Atlantic Ocean. Along the route of passage, the marines…

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“Coordinated Maritime Presences” in the Gulf of Guinea

Marceglia ship , recently entered the Operation Area in the Gulf of Guinea, carried out an intense training activity off the Ivory Coast with the Spanish patrol vessel Vigia , in the context of cooperation with the navies of the EU countries. The exercise was conducted with the aim of testing the operational readiness of the alarm chain between the…

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Commandant Ducuing Assists Spanish Tuna Vessel Albacora Nueve

On September 18, 2021, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commander Ducuing, deployed on Operation CORYMBE in the Gulf of Guinea, received the call from the Spanish tuna vessel Albacora Nueve on his VHF radio (very high frequency radio) following the injury. of a fisherman. A vessel specializing in tuna fishing in the region, the Albacora Nueve is manned by 33…

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European Cooperation in the Gulf of Guinea

The deployment in operation CORYMBE of the high seas patrol boat (PHM) Commandant Ducuing was part of the European concept of coordinated maritime presence or coordinated maritime presence (CMP). The PHM shared its assessment of the situation of the area with the Spanish patrol boat Vigia from August 11. Initiated in 2020, the CMP concept aims to strengthen the exchange…

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