USCGC Mohawk arrives in Dakar, Senegal

Famous-class medium endurance cutter USCGC Mohawk (WMEC 913) arrived in Dakar, Senegal for a scheduled port visit, July 12, 2022. During the visit, Mohawk leadership will meet with U.S. embassy leaders to continue building on the United States’ strong maritime partnership with Senegal, while the crew enjoys the rich culture of Dakar. “This visit offers us the opportunity to deepen…

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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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EFS – Training Senegalese National Staff Course Trainees

On January 13, 2022, around thirty trainees and executives from the Senegalese national staff course were welcomed in the Geille district in Dakar by instructors from the French Elements in Senegal (EFS). Initially, the Senegalese officers received training on the structure of a command post (CP) followed by a visit to that of the EFS. This sharing of knowledge was…

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Commandant Ducuing Makes Port Call in Senegal

Having set sail from Toulon seven days earlier, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commander Ducuing moored on August 16 in Dakar for the first stopover of the 158th mandate of Operation CORYMBE . Received by the Chief of Staff of the Navy of Senegal, Lieutenant-Commander Renan Paillereau, commander of the PHM, presented Rear Admiral Oumar Wade with a vessel and…

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French Navy Falcon 50 Fishery Patrols from Dakar

Deployed as part of SAR (Search And Rescue) alerting in Dakar, a Falcon 50M crew from the French Navy carried out a fisheries surveillance mission on August 11, 2021 for the benefit of the Senegalese authorities. Fishing control is a crucial issue in the sub-region. By verifying vessel authorizations, controls make it possible to fight against overfishing and preserve the…

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France Launches 158th Operation Highbush Deployment

On 9 August 2021, the ocean-Patrol (MHP) Commander Ducuing sailed from the naval base of Toulon in order to conduct the 158 th mandate HIGHBUSH operation in the Gulf of Guinea. After entering the CORYMBE area of ​​operation on August 15, the PHM crew are now heading to Dakar (Senegal), the first stage of their deployment, officially marking the start…

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PIRIOU Begins Construction of First of Three OPVs for Senegal

October 21, 2020 – At PIRIOU shipyard in Concarneau (France) took place today the first cutting ceremony in the presence of General Birame DIOP, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Senegal and Admiral Oumar WADE, Chief of Staff of the Navy of Senegal. It symbolizes the beginning of the construction of the first deep-sea patrol vessel of…

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