CORYMBE 160 – Franco-Danish Anti-piracy Patrol

The High Seas Patroller (PHM) EV Jacoubet continues its surveillance mission in the Gulf of Guinea in order to help reduce maritime insecurity in the area. In this context, it cooperated with the Danish frigate Esbern Snare , itself deployed since November 2021 to fight against piracy. The EV Jacoubet has been sailing since the end of December in the…

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NRP Dom Carlos I Returns from African Deployment

After three months of mission, the NRP D. Carlos I returned today, January 15, 2022, to the Lisbon Naval Base after completing the technical-scientific and cooperative security activities on the West African coast. During the present mission, the Navy vessel performed 1647 navigation hours and carried out the activities planned within the scope of Defense Domain Cooperation, with emphasis on…

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BIMCO Calls for Continued Naval Support in Gulf of Guinea

According to the Danish Armed Forces, Danish frigate Esbern Snare has been involved in an incident involving suspected pirates on 24 November in the waters south of Nigeria. The Danish navy further announced that the frigate was close enough to send a team to the suspected pirates with the aim to board, but the vessel did not react when ordered…

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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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