Commandant Bouan on West Africa Patrol

June 24, 2021 (Google Translation) – On 17 June, Commander Bouan arrived in southern Nigeria. He thus began a new stage of his mission in the Gulf of Guinea: the fight against piracy. In this area where piracy is on the increase, the presence of a navy vessel makes it possible to reassure commercial vessels and to deter bad intentions.…

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HDMS Esbern Snare to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Note: photo from Wikipedia shows Esbern Snare with old hull number. May 25, 2021 – Denmark will deploy the frigate Esbern Snare to the Gulf of Guinea for five months, from around November, to patrol waters and thus increase maritime security. According to the Danish government and the Parliament, navy assets are needed to increase security for merchant shipping in…

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FS Commandant Bouan Deploys to Gulf of Guinea

May 20, 2021 (Google Translation) – The crew of the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commandant Bouan successfully completed its Operational Preparation (MECO) on May 8, 2021 and obtained its operational qualification. This MECO course aimed at preparing the departure of the PHM in operation CORYMBE, enabled the crew to sharpen their skills and reflexes. The internship began with three days…

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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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CORYMBE 154: European coordination in the heart of the Gulf of Guinea

November 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – During a patrol in the Gulf of Biafra, a bilateral meeting was organized between the TG 450.1 and the Italian multi-mission frigate Federico Martinengo , on November 10. Many tactical exercises punctuated this day and allowed the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Dixmude , the Surveillance Frigate (FS) Ventôse and the FREMM Federico Martinengo to…

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ITS Federico Martinengo Rescues Merchant Ship from Pirates

November 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, November 14, frigate Federico Martinengo, on patrol in the Gulf of Guinea, intervened to rescue the merchant Zhen Hua 7 (with crewmembers of Chinese nationality and flying the Liberian flag) which suffered an attack during the night of pirates. Close distances and established communications, ship Martinengo learned the confirmation of the escape of…

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Sea Shepherd’s MV Bob Barker Repels Piracy Attempt

November 11, 2020 – On the 9th of November at 7:30am local time, the Sea Shepherd vessel Bob Barker, presently campaigning against illegal fishing in the Gulf of Guinea (West Africa) in cooperation with the government of Benin, was approached by a skiff carrying approximately seven to eight persons, some who were armed. The crew implemented anti-piracy measures and mustered…

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Missions of the French Navy Falcon 50M in the Gulf of Guinea

July 31, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed 7 days a week and 24 hours a day for the benefit and at the request of its African partners, the Falcon 50M maritime surveillance and response aircraft is based in Dakar and supported by the French elements in Senegal (EFS). It operates in Senegalese and Cape Verdean Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), and…

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