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  • 21 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Personnel from the US Navy and US Army integrated with Djibouti Port Authority assets for what was described as the first-ever port exercise to include the Djibouti Port Authority, December 19. “The purpose was to synch up coordination between Navy Combat Riverine Squadron 8, Bravo Company, Delta Company, and all three command posts at Camp Lemonnier,” […]

  • 28 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Marines and sailors assigned to the amphibious ready group (ARG) led by USS Boxer have completed an amphibious landing exercise in Djibouti. Amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) descended on Djibouti’s Arta Beach after departing the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The international maritime law enforcement exercise Cutlass Express 2018 kicked off in Djibouti, January 31, under the sponsorship of US Africa Command. The seventh iteration of the annual exercise is led by US Naval Force Africa and is aimed at assessing and improving combined maritime law enforcement capacity, promoting national and regional security in East […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    EU NAVFOR personnel joined the Chinese PLA(N) (Peoples Liberation Army) Navy for the first combined exercise at China’s new military base in Djibouti. The crew of ITS Federico Martinengo and members of the Chinese PLA(N) based in Djibouti conducted a medical evacuation exercise after EUNAVFOR personnel cross-decked with Chinese warships earlier this year. The extended cooperation followed […]

  • 15 June 2011
    Training & Education

        Northern Fleet (NF) large ASW ship Severomorsk called at Djibouti port on June 11. The formal visit of the Russian warship lasts till June 14. Russian delegation headed by ambassador Valery Orlov boarded Severomorsk in the port. Also, the cruise commander paid a social visit to the Chief of Staff of Djibouti‘s armed […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Authorities

    American engineering, procurement, and construction company KBR announced on Tuesday that its global government service business, KBRwyle, was awarded a $91 million, base operating support services contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic. This is the latest in a series of base operations support service contracts awarded to the company, including two major […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Authorities

    NATO and the Republic of Djibouti have enhanced their cooperation, by concluding on 22 April 2015 an agreement to establish a NATO liaison office in Djibouti in support of the Alliance’s counter piracy operation, Ocean Shield, in the Gulf of Aden. NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Operations, Ambassador Francesca Tardioli, and the Republic of […]

  • 7 May 2012
    Authorities

      The EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) French flag ship FS Marne visited Djibouti between Saturday 21 April and Friday 27 April. Whilst there the Task Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste Dupuis and his staff met with representatives and authorities of the maritime world and various stakeholders in the fight against piracy. Located at the […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Whilst alongside in Djibouti port, staff from the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Flagship, NRP Álvares Cabral, and members of the Djiboutian Navy and of the Djiboutian Coast Guard came together on board the Portuguese ship to conduct Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training to exchange maritime and medical knowledge and experiences. The activities conducted […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Industry news

    The commitment of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia through boosting capacity building in the region has been underlined with the signing of five strategic partnerships with a number of UN agencies and the EU, following a Conference on Capacity Building to Counter Piracy off the Coast of […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Authorities

    Indian Navy’s warship INS Trikand is conducting a port visit to Djibouti. The vessel entered the port on August 10 and is scheduled to stay until August 13. Since November 2008, the port has been frequented by warships of the Indian Navy for operational tasking during anti-piracy escort missions being conducted in the Gulf of Aden. Recently, […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Marine Corps have cancelled the Alligator Dagger amphibious drill taking place off Djibouti after two back-to-back aircraft crashes. In addition to halting Alligator Dagger maneuvers, the US Naval Forces Central Command also cancelled all air operations in Djibouti after two separate aviation incidents took place in Djibouti on April 3. First, an AV-8B Harrier […]

  • 10 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Force Commander of the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) , Rear Admiral Herve Blejean, visited the Naval Force ships located in Djibouti.   The Commander met with German and Spanish Maritime patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft teams, along with the Support Element of Operation Atalanta (SEA). The H.E. Ambassador Joseph Silva, the EU Delegate in Djibouti, […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Authorities

    During a port visit to Djibouti by Spanish EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) flagship ESPS Méndez Núnez, and warship ESPS Rayo, Force Commander Rear Admiral Pedro García de Paredes held meetings with other EU leaders to demonstrate the commitment of EU NAVFOR to work together with other missions towards a common goal of improving security […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from three continents are set to begin the sixth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express on January 31. Units from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations will converge for nine days of drills in Djibouti, Djibouti, and Port Louis, Mauritius […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities

    Indian Navy vessel INS Tarkash, which participated in the Operation Rahat, returned to Mumbai harbour on April 18, while INS Mumbai had entered on 16 April 15. Earlier this year, a raging civil war in Yemen has left thousands of people homeless and stranded. With the situation in the country deteriorating rapidly, the Indian Government had […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Having taken Operation Command of the EU Naval Force at the end of August, a priority for Major General Martin Smith MBE was to visit the Horn of Africa and the east African region to strengthen ties with the EU’s partners and highlight EU Naval Force’s commitment in the fight against Somali piracy. On Monday […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Authorities

    On 21st  May the German Secretary of State, Mr. Thomas Kossendey, visited the German detachment for Operation Atalanta in Djibouti where he witnessed the handover of German frigate FGS Berlin to FGS Bremen as an EU Naval Force frigate.    Before he witnessed the handover ceremony on board FGS Bremen Mr. Kossendey used his stay […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    During her recent port visit to Djibouti to replenish food and spare parts, Dutch frigate HNLMS Van Speijk, took the opportunity to assist EUCAP Nestor in delivering practical training for Somali students who are currently completing a port control course. After the warship arrived in Djibouti, the students and EUCAP Nestor trainers were welcomed on […]

  • 2 January 2014

    Spanish warship, ESPS Tornado, integrated with the EU Naval Force on counter-piracy operation, dropped anchor in the port of Djibouti on 26 December 2013 to change helicopters, since its Augusta Bell 212 helicopter had become unserviceable and beyond repair. As a result, the Spanish Navy arranged for a replacement helicopter to be sent from Spain […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Training & Education

    On the 16 October 2012, the Spanish warship ESPS Relampago, operating as part of the EU Naval Force, hosted a team from the Djiboutian Coastguard. The aim of the visit was to train the coastguards in fire fighting and ship damage control techniques. The team of 10 were welcomed on board ESPS Relampago by the […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The seventh iteration of the annual maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2018 concluded in Seychelles on February 7. Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations worked together to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity and promote national and regional security in […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Authorities

    On 5 February, while conducting maritime security and counter-terrorism operations under Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force CTF-150 in the Gulf of Aden, the French frigate Guépratte quickly responded to an incident, transporting a critically injured seafarer to Djibouti. At 9:20pm, as Guépratte was about to transit the Bab-el-Mandeb straight into the Red Sea, […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On the 7th February 2015, the Italian Task Force Air (TFA) in Djibouti completed its deployment with the EU Naval Force. The detachment, which boasts a Predator Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV), arrived in Djibouti last August and performed its first flight on the 4th September 2014. Since then, the UAV has patrolled the Internationally Recommended […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Training & Education

    After a visit of the ship and particularly the operational room and presentation of the sensors and weapons, the Djiboutian coast guard was briefed on the measures to be implemented when under pirate attack. This was also the opportunity to brief them on Best Management Practices and protective measures that could be carried out by […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Amphibious ships from the US Navy’s America amphibious ready group along with the expeditionary support base ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) concluded over two weeks of drills off the coast of Djibouti on September 20. Marines and sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to US Navy’s Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 deployed to Bahrain and Djibouti March 11. While deployed, CRS-1 will provide security and protection of strategic shipping and naval vessels operating in coastal areas and port facilities, to ensure uninterrupted flow of cargo and units to combatant commanders. CRS-1 has personnel currently deployed to […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities

    Taking a short break from counter-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, TCG Gemlik came alongside in the Horn of Africa’s Djibouti port. During the visit, Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151, called on the Defence Minister His Excellency Hassan Darar Houffaneh; the Djibouti Armed Forces Deputy […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the Italian Navy’s Maestrale-class frigate ITS Espero carried out maritime training with a team from the Djiboutian Navy during their recent port visit in Djibouti. Currently part of the EUNAVFOR’s counter-piracy operation Atalanta, ITS Espero worked with EUCAP Somalia staff during the training. Drills focused on tactical boarding of a suspect vessel, followed by real-time practical […]