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  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. began a 3-day conference aimed to enhance collaborative efforts to achieve maritime security in Africa, Sept. 15.   The Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference aims to align individual African nation maritime security goals, APS training opportunities, and comprehensive regional standards. The conference is scheduled to […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe and the U.S. concluded the Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference, Sept. 17.   The 3-day conference allowed training officers from African maritime forces to express maritime capacity desires and work with U.S. and European stakeholders to build training plans to meet capability gaps. The conference also allowed for […]

  • 16 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and coast guardsmen from several African nations are gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, to participate in the start of Africa Partnership Station 2012 (APS), Feb. 14. APS is part of an ongoing international effort to assist African nations to improve maritime safety and security. The security cooperation initiative, now in its fifth year, is aimed […]

  • 17 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Foreign Secretary William Hague thanked sailors on HMS Montrose for their efforts when he visited the Devonport-based frigate in South Africa. Mr Hague called on in on the warship in Simon’s Town as she paused her South Atlantic deployment briefly. The crew of HMS Montrose has been praised by the Foreign Secretary during his visit […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) pulled in to Rota, Spain, for a scheduled port visit Jan. 6, 2015. The ship is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to support the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station (APS). Cmdr. Matthew Flemming, Africa Partnership Station […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Authorities

    The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa is set to visit with the South African navy, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1. Adm. Bruce W. Clingan is meeting with the Chief of the South African navy in Pretoria, Vice Adm. Johannes Refiloe Mudimu and with the Flag Officer Fleet of the South African navy, Rear Adm. […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Armed forces from 33 nations gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, for the start of exercise Obangame Express 2019, a US Africa Command (AFRICOM) led exercise which is now in its ninth iteration. Obangame Express 2019 will be conducted in multiple areas at sea and ashore. At-sea operations will be throughout the Gulf of Guinea. The largest […]

  • 6 September 2011
    Training & Education

      With a flash of fire from her saluting gun, the Fortress of the Sea makes her ceremonial entry into the home of the South African Navy. HMS Edinburgh sails into Simons Town where, despite being late winter it’s already warmer than the destroyer’s home base of Portsmouth (over 20˚C). The veteran warship has completed […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Portland is currently in Simonstown, South Africa, where the crew started their month-long break during a nine-month deployment. After adding 18,000 miles to her odometer in a patrol which has taken the frigate from Plymouth, through the Mediterranean, Suez and Strait of Hormuz, into the Gulf, then out again […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Twenty Benin service members received course completion certificates April 19 after completing a boarding team operations course onboard the Belgian navy command and logistical support ship BNS Godetia (A960). This milestone capps a nearly three months multi-lateral maritime capacity building that has taken place on the Godetia. Godetia, on deployment, began its maritime capacity building […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, as part of her NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment. Anzac departed Sydney in March and has transited the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the North and South Atlantic en route to Cape Town. […]

  • 23 February 2016
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Atalaya (P-74) set sail from Ferrol, Spain for West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea in support of the Spanish Defense Diplomacy Plan. These deployments, organized by the Ministry of Defense, the Chief of the Defense Staff (JEMAD) and the Spanish Navy, are intended to enhance maritime security and […]

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

    Maritime forces from East Africa, South Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations, the United States and several international organizations began the fourth iteration of the multinational maritime Exercise Cutlass Express, Jan. 28, 2015. Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness (MDA) and information-sharing practices […]

  • 4 July 2019
    Vessels

    USNS Carson City (T-EFP 7), a military sealift command Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship, departed Rota, Spain, on July 2, as part of the US Navy’s second deployment to the Gulf of Guinea this year. Sailors and embarked personnel will work alongside regional partners on an Africa Partnership Station (APS) mission to provide small boat […]

  • 12 November 2013

    Maritime forces from the United States, 10 East African and two European nations, along with several international organizations, commenced the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2013, Nov. 11. Exercise Cutlass Express 2013, held in several operational areas in waters off East Africa, is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, tactical expertise and information […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    This year’s Exercise IBSAMAR, a Multinational Maritime Exercise held between South Africa, Brazil and India, is being led by South Africa. The exercise started on Monday 20 October 2014 with the arrival of the Indian Frigate INS TEG and Brazilian Navy Ship BNS Barrosso. The exercise will end on Friday 07 November 2014. The Indian and […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The eighth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express taking place in the vicinity of Djibouti, Mozambique and Seychelles began on January 28. Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations are taking part. Sponsored by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose, a Scottish ship in heart and soul, recently met up with her Welsh counterpart, HMS Dragon, in the warm waters off the Horn of Africa. HMS Montrose is on her way to take over as the Royal Navy’s guardian of the Gulf, a role that HMS Dragon had been carrying […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel Vigía set sail from Cadiz to conduct a series of activities in Africa as part of the Spanish government’s Defense Diplomacy Plan and a follow-on of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) initiative. These deployments are intended to enhance maritime security and to carry out cooperative security operations in West Africa […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities

    In light of the recent Oyster Festival in Knysna, South Africa, two SA Navy Mine Counter Measure (MCM) vessels paid a visit to the city. SAS UMZIMKULU and SAS UMHLOTI entered the Knysna heads on July 7 and 9, respectively. The SA Navy has been invited to participate in the Oyster Festival ever since its inauguration which dates […]

  • 31 May 2013

    Plymouth-based frigate HMS Argyll arrived in South Africa in style by firing a 21-gun salute as she made her way into the naval port of Simon’s Town. Royal Navy warships are allowed to fire a 21-gun salute in recognition of a special Royal occasion – however it has also become a tradition as they arrive […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The three-day initial planning conference for Africa Partnership Station took place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Feb. 11-13. The primary operational elements of APS include international partner missions conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, and U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, with African navies and coast guards.  “International partner participation is absolutely vital to increase the quantity and […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) arrived in Libreville, Gabon, for a port visit, April 23.   The port visit serves to continue U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa’s efforts to work with African partners to strengthen maritime partnerships throughout Africa. “For the past few months, we’ve been demonstrating the capabilities of the JHSV platform and […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Training & Education

    An international task force of Marines embarked the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) landing platform dock HNLMS Rotterdam (L800) as part of a 3-month comprehensive effort to strengthen capabilities with African partner forces in West Africa on Aug. 30.  The ship and combined security cooperation task force, comprised of U.S., U.K., Spanish and Dutch Marines, will […]

  • 21 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a port visit, Oct. 18. This port visit serves to continue Naval Forces Europe-Africa efforts to strengthen maritime partnerships with East African nations like Seychelles in order to enhance regional stability. Bainbridge recently visited Seychelles in late August. “Bainbridge looks forward to […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy frigate Ship HMAS ANZAC paid a formal visit to South Africa, Cape Town V&A Waterfront on July 6, 2015. HMAS ANZAC conducted a port call with an objective to enhance the relationship between the Australian Navy and the South African Navy. The Navy also hosted a formal function for the South African Navy […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) entered Dakar, Senegal, on January 29. USNS Spearhead is currently deployed as part of the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station. Spearhead is working with African partner nations to enhance maritime security off the coast of […]