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  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) and its embarked crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners arrived in Dakar, Senegal to begin their 10-day participation in Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 17, 2015. Saharan Express, one of Africa Partnership Station’s premier Express-series events is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), along with its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners, departed Dakar, Senegal, after completing its participation in Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 27. The recently-concluded Saharan Express is one of Africa Partnership Station’s premier Express-series exercises. This U.S. Africa Command-sponsored […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) conducted medical training for Senegalese, Moroccan and Spanish military forces in Dakar, Senegal, in support of the multinational maritime security exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 20. The training involved instruction on tactical combat casualty care, as well as hands-on applications ranging […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from West and North Africa, Europe, and the United States kicked off Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 20, 2015. Saharan Express 2015, sponsored and facilitated by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to counter sea-based illicit activity in the region. Rear. […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Naval forces from the United States, along with African and European maritime partners, commenced the fourth annual multinational exercise Saharan Express 2014, March 6.   Exercise Saharan Express 2014, being held in waters off West Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, tactical expertise and information sharing practices among participating nations in […]

  • 3 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) concluded their participation in exercise Saharan Express 2012 while underway off the coast of West Africa, April 30. Saharan Express, one of four express series exercises, focused on improving communications and building relationships of West African countries to counter common maritime threats. Navies, coast guards and […]

  • 15 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Military and civilian maritime professionals from West Africa, Europe, and the United States finalized a challenging training agenda for exercise Saharan Express 2012, March 14. This week’s final planning conference at the Counternarcotics and Maritime Security (COSMAR) interagency operations center culminates previous months of close coordination to plan complex maritime interdiction operation (MIO) scenarios […]

  • 26 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Ten ships from 12 host nations kicked-off Saharan Express 2012, a multinational exercise in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS), at the pre-sail conference in Dakar April 23. The countries met to coordinate maritime operations prior to the exercise, which focuses on combating illicit activities -such as illegal fishing, trafficking and piracy – that are […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy warship HMS Argyll has arrived in Dakar, Senegal for the start of a huge multi-national exercise off the coast of West Africa. The Type-23 frigate will represent the UK at Exercise Saharan Express which has been designed to improve cooperation for the participating nations while they operate in the area. Several West African […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Members of the Royal Moroccan Navy patrol ship RMN Bir Anzarane (341) conducted a proliferation security initiative (PSI) boarding on April 24, as part of Exercise Saharan Express 2015. Bir Anzarane’s team boarded USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), which has played the part of a target vessel throughout the exercise, to familiarize Moroccan forces through realistic […]

  • 24 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from West and North Africa, Europe and the United States began the underway phase of Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 22. Exercise Saharan Express 2015, sponsored and facilitated by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to counter sea-based illicit activity in […]

  • 2 May 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Dauntless played a key part in helping to keep the waters off West Africa safe during a major international exercise. The Portsmouth-based destroyer joined warships and personnel from ten other nations off Senegal for Exercise Saharan Express aimed at dealing with the enduring threats of people trafficking, piracy, drug smuggling and illegal fishing. Africian […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The multinational maritime exercise Saharan Express 2013 (SE-13) successfully concluded with post-sail discussions and a press conference, March 14. SE-13, which began March 7, is a maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase counter-piracy capabilities and deter maritime crimes in West Africa. “During the past week, eight West African […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Military and civilian maritime professionals finalized the training agenda for exercise Saharan Express 2013 (SE13) during the final planning conference at the Royal Moroccan Navy Headquarters in Casablanca, Jan. 21-23. Militaries from West Africa, Europe, and the United States joined together to plan complex scenarios to be executed during the exercise.  “It is impressive to […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s first joint, high-speed vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), participated with 12 West African and European partner nations in the fourth year of Exercise Saharan Express in the waters off West Africa, March 10-14.   Exercise Saharan Express is one of four African regional exercises, called the Express series exercises, facilitated by U.S. […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Training & Education

    A Plymouth based frigate has played a starring role in a maritime security exercise off the coast of West Africa. Whilst on deployment on Atlantic Patrol Task (South) reassurance duties, the Type 23 frigate, HMS Argyll, has successfully completed the multi-national exercise, Saharan Express, off the cost of Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania. The purpose […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ‘Vencedora’ has just returned to Cartagena after a three-month deployment in the Gulf of Guinea and the West African coast. During her mission, the ship integrated into the operational structure of the Armed Forces under the command of the Maritime Security and Surveillance Center. The ship visited different ports in Gabon, […]

  • 3 January 2014

    The Italian Navy Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) ship San Marco saved 233 migrants from an ill-fated journey in the Mediterranean waters south of Sicily late Wednesday, Reuters reports. The immigrants were subsequently transferred to a frigate, which ferried them to Augusta, a port town in eastern Sicily, according to Italian Navy officials. The migrants are […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Serviola recently detected a 10-m long inflatable craft with 25 sub-Saharan migrants aboard. Serviola, currently engaged in a maritime security and surveillance mission, approached the boat and ascertained that both, the migrants and the boat were in good condition. The OPV informed the Maritime Surveillance and Operations Center (COVAM […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS), Jan. 1, 2014. While on deployment, Spearhead is scheduled to visit and interact with more than 20 nations and sail more than 15,000 miles, highlighting U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet’s […]

  • 15 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) volunteered at the Centro Laila Orphanage in Mondragone, Italy, during a port visit to Gaeta, Italy, March 12. Sailors spent the day volunteering their time throughout the orphanage where they worked in the gardens, cleaned bathrooms and scrubbed floors, and organized donated clothes and supplies to […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s OPV ‘Vencedora’ set sail from her home port in Cartagena to take part in the ‘Africa Partnership Station’ (APS) initiative and several cooperative security activities in the African continent as part of the Defense diplomacy plan. During the three and a half month deployment, the ship will conduct maritime security exercises within the APS […]

  • 29 January 2014

    USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), the U.S. Navy’s first of ten joint, high-speed vessels (JHSV) docked in Rota, Spain on Monday, January 27 for its first port call on its maiden deployment, aimed at building up relations with partner nations in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of West Africa and in the Gulf of Guinea. […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ has just concluded her participation in the international exercise ‘Saharan Express’ intended to develop and strengthen the capabilities of African nations in the control of their own territorial waters and exclusive economic zones.   The African Partnership Station (APS) is an initiative designed to enhance the stability and […]

  • 11 February 2015
    Authorities

    The UN refugee agency reported that some 300 people are confirmed missing after the tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea. After Monday’s rescue attempts by the Italian Coast Guard, reports were gathered by UNHCR from the Italian Coast Guard and the survivors in Lampedusa the number of missing people. They were among migrants and refugees mainly from Sub-Saharan […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The oceanic patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ has just returned to her home port in Cartagena after a 73-day deployment in the Gulf of Guinea and the West African coast.   During this tour, the Spanish Navy ship took part in a series of international maritime security exercises, and trained local navies to efficiently manage […]

  • 13 March 2013
    Training & Education

    More than a dozen organizations and agencies gathered at the Admiral Faye Gassama Naval Base in Dakar, Senegal, to explore maritime security issues as part of Exercise Saharan Express 2013 (SE-13), March 11. The participants, both governmental and non-governmental, represent major stakeholders in West Africa’s maritime security. The exercise, which began March 7, is an […]

  • 8 September 2011
    Industry news

      DCNS and KND have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the promotion, construction and sale of offshore patrol vessels ( OPV s) in South Africa. The Gowind OPV leverages the most innovative technologies to ensure the success of maritime safety & security (MSS) and counterpiracy missions. DCNS and KND have signed a partnership […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s first-in-class joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) departed Rota, Spain March 2, as the ship now sets sail to the waters off Africa to participate with Africa partners in a series of engagements and exercises.   Since departing her homeport in Virginia Beach, Va., Spearhead has traveled more than 9,000 nautical […]