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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U.S., Spain, Morocco Collaborate for Rescue at Sea

On Jan. 5, 2022, the United States, Spain, and Morocco collaborated to rescue 103 migrants 40 nautical miles west of the Moroccan coast. Late Tuesday evening, Spain’s Las Palmas Rescue Coordination Center received reports of two migrant rafts taking on water with people possibly in the water. The Spanish center coordinated rescue efforts with the vessels closest to the reported…

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Multinational Maritime Cooperation Tested in Southern Portugal

​The Navy organizes, from October 25-29th in the areas south of Portimão, the exercise SEABORDER21 whose objective is to train techniques, tactics and procedures of maritime security operations for the exercise of State authority at sea , as well as strengthening cooperation between the Armed Forces of the 10 participating countries. The exercise will feature eight ships and two maritime…

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ESPS Meteoro Visited Morocco

February 18, 2021 – The flagship of the first focused patrol of 2021 for NATO’s maritime security operation Sea Guardian (OSG), ESPS Meteoro visited Morocco between 15-17 February 2021. After their arrival at the port of Tangiers, Meteoro’s Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Álvaro Muñoz-Delgado Ramírez of the Spanish Navy, met with the representatives of Morocco’s fifth Maritime Region, including their…

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DSCA Approves AGM-84L Harpoon Air Launched Block II Missiles for Morocco

April 14, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Morocco of ten (10) AGM-84L Harpoon Block II Air Launched missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $62 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government…

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