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  • 1 October 2013

    A Ukrainian navy frigate is steaming towards the Horn of Africa to join NATO’s counter-piracy mission Operation Ocean Shield after NATO Allies gave their final approval to Ukraine’s participation in the mission. Ukraine will be the first partner nation to join the operation. The North Atlantic Council gave its go ahead late Tuesday (24 September […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Training & Education

    In Dakar, Senegal, marines in full packs board HNLMS Rotterdam in the early hours of the morning for a training session with African military personnel. At the same time, the orange hydrographic survey launch of the Netherlands Defence Hydrographic Service leaves its Dakar mooring to map the Senegalese harbour and surrounding beaches. Harbours and coastal […]

  • 15 August 2013

    In the last week there have been no significant events, as a result the NATO Shipping Centre (NSC)  has removed all Areas of Concern which were published last week (01-07 Aug 2013), NSC said in a weekly update. Nevertheless, the threat of piracy remains and vigilance is required when transiting though the High Risk Area is […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, homeported in Port Hueneme, Calif., transferred authority of Camp Mitchell and ongoing Seabee missions throughout Europe and Africa to NMCB 11, homeported in Gulfport, Miss., during a ceremony held aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, Aug. 12. Cmdr. Jeffrey Kilian, commanding officer of NMCB 4, exchanged salutes with Cmdr. Steve […]

  • 17 July 2013

    HNLMS Johan de Witt, the amphibious transport ship, left Den Helder on July 14th  for the Horn of Africa in order to take part in counter-piracy operations being conducted in the area. Johan de Witt will take part in the EU mission Atalanta as a staff ship for 4 months. During this time, it will […]

  • 16 July 2013

    Sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Kent are finding that an ice-cool bottle of water can be just as important in the fight against piracy as the frigate’s hi-tech weaponry and sensors. With temperatures now reaching 40˚C off the Horn of Africa, where the Portsmouth-based warship is on counter-piracy and counter-terrorism patrol, building up good […]

  • 14 June 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Gen. David Rodriguez, commander, U.S. Africa Command, visited the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58), during the ship’s visit to Augusta Bay, June 11. During the visit, Rodriguez, and Capt. John Esposito, commander, Task Force 65, toured the ship with Cmdr. Robert Williams, Samuel B. Roberts commanding officer. Rodriquez concluded his visit with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 March 2013

    Currently it is the 12th rotation of the P3C Orion Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRS) and its support group, serving since 20 February with the EU Naval Force. German navy aircraft are contributing to maritime security around the Horn of Africa based in Djibouti for almost ten years. Therefore, the German MPRA detachment was […]

  • 25 March 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    IMO has pledged its support to assist in the implementation of a new Code of Conduct concerning the prevention and repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa, which has been adopted at a Ministerial meeting in Cotonou, Benin. The Code is expected to be opened for […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Joint Region Marianas (JRM) and Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas personnel joined together to celebrate the observance of African-American History Month, Feb. 28. Service members and Department of Defense civilians portrayed historical figures spanning a hundred years to recount their accomplishments, test the audience’s historical knowledge and remember their sacrifices. “It’s a tremendous thing to […]

  • 27 February 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. Naval Base (NBG) Guam’s Multicultural Committee sponsored an African-American History Month ceremony for its military and civilian personnel in front of the Navy Exchange (NEX) in Santa Rita Feb. 22. Lt. Col. Lorenzo Ray Phillips from the Joint Force Headquarters for the U.S. Army and Air Guam National Guard attended the event and said […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander, Naval Forces Europe-Africa announced the Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year (SOY) at Naval Support Activity Naples, Feb. 22. Adm. Bruce Clingan, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, recognized Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Joshua K. Mathison as the Sea SOY, and Yeoman 1st Class Nicholas Wilson as the Shore SOY for 2012. Mathison, […]

  • 22 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Supply Systems (NAVSUP) Command Headquarters sponsored an African American History Month ceremony for its military and civilian personnel Feb. 20 in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The theme of this year’s program was “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.”  Ola Joseph served as the guest speaker for the […]

  • 8 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Military Sealift Command-chartered HSV Swift (HSV 2) completed a nearly 10-month deployment to the Europe and Africa areas of responsibility Jan. 31. During that time, Swift and her crew of contract mariners and a U.S. Navy detachment conducted 38 port visits to Africa and 15 to Europe, circumnavigating the African continent in support of Africa […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) presented its prestigious Chairman’s Award to the U.S. Navy’s first female African-American three-star admiral Feb 1. Vice Adm. Michelle Howard, deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces, was recognized at the 44th NAACP Image Awards. The NAACP Image Awards celebrates accomplishments of people of color in […]

  • 8 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy destroyer HMS Edinburgh has returned to sea following a two week mid-deployment period of maintenance in Simon’s Town, South Africa. The Portsmouth-based ship will now continue with her Atlantic patrol and her third crossing of the South Atlantic so far in this deployment. After two months of Maritime Security Operations and reassurance patrols […]

  • 21 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Northern Fleet (NF) task unit consisting of destroyer Severomorsk, salvage tug Altai, and tanker Dubna left NF main base Severomorsk and set a course for… [mappress] Russian Navy, December 21, 2012; Image: Flot

  • 20 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy OPV “Relámpago”, designed and built by Navantia, has arrived to South Africa and will be in Cape Town from 19th to 22nd. December. Due to this event, the visitors will have the opportunity to know the capabilities of the ship. Navantia is a potential candidate for the BIRO program, in which this […]

  • 5 December 2012
    Industry news

    On December 3rd, 2012, Kommer Damen, President of Damen Shipyards Group, officially opened the new, multifunctional building of Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT). The clever and outstanding design combines a 1.125m2 services workshop and logistics centre on the ground floor topped off with offices and meeting rooms above. Those designated to work in the upper […]

  • 3 December 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Gibraltar guardian HMS Scimitar left the Rock behind to make the short trip to North Africa to work with the Moroccan Navy and honour wartime personnel buried in the country. The patrol boat, one half of the two main vessels in the Royal Navy’s Gibraltar Squadron, headed the three dozen miles across the Strait to […]

  • 9 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and maritime professionals from eight nations wrapped up Exercise Cutlass Express 2012-2 (CE12-2) after a week of multinational maritime events in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden, Nov. 1-8. This year’s exercise took place at sea in the vicinity of Djibouti, Djibouti; Port Louis, Mauritius and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania with coordination among […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and civilian maritime professionals from eight nations officially kicked-off exercise Cutlass Express 2012-2 (CE12-2) during pre-sail conferences in Djibouti, Djibouti; Port Louis, Mauritius; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Nov. 1. This year’s weeklong exercise, being conducted for the second time since its inception last year, is part of the larger ‘Express’ series of exercises […]

  • 17 September 2012

    High-Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) departed Cotonou, Benin Sept. 14, following a four-day visit in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012. During the visit, Navy and civilian medical personnel from the non-governmental organization (NGO) Project Hope hosted a three-day medical civic action program (MEDCAP) health fair to provide optometry care, pediatric, general, and maternal […]