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  • 26 July 2011

    Again, pirates are back in action as they have seized another Italian tanker with 23 crewmen on board travelling near the Gulf of Guinea Sun… By Nasir Nadeem (lhrtimes) [mappress] Source: lhrtimes, July 26, 2011;

  • 19 August 2011
    Authorities

      Piracy attacks are escalating in the Gulf of Guinea, endangering the future of one of the world’s emerging shipping hubs and highlighting… (voanews) [mappress] Source: voanews, August 19, 2011;

  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Vigía arrived at naval base Puntales, Cadiz, on June 16, returning from a three-and-a-half month mission to the Gulf of Guinea. Vigía set sail from Cadiz on February 28 to conduct a series of activities in Africa as part of the Spanish government’s Defense Diplomacy Plan and a follow-on of the […]

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

    French Navy’s vessel Lieutenant de vaisseau Lavallée (F790) commenced the naval exercise NEMO 2015 on January 20. The exercise is being held in the Gulf of Guinea in cooperation with the Cameroonian Navy. As part of the exercise, the crews of both navies are engaged in highbush operations in the southwest of the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). The […]

  • 29 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Cameroonian Navy plans to purchase two 110-foot American patrol boats in 2020, the US Embassy in Cameroon said. With this acquisition, the navy aims to extend its ability to patrol Cameroon’s economic exclusion zone. Through 2017, the United States also provided several Defender-class rigid hull boats to the Cameroonian military for maritime patrols. Starting […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Embarked Navy personnel conduct a small-arms weapons familiarization course utilizing the M-240B machine gun on March 23, 2015. The operation was conducted aboard the Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) in the Gulf of Guinea. Spearhead is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of the international […]

  • 3 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Exercise Obangame Express 2013 (OE-13), an at-sea naval exercise focused on counter-piracy and maritime security operations wrapped up in the Gulf of Guinea, Feb. 28. OE-13 provided African, European and Atlantic partner maritime services the opportunity to work together, share information and refine methods in order to help Gulf of Guinea maritime nations better monitor […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Gulf of Guinea nations held a planning conference July 23-25 to set in motion objectives and initial concepts for what will be the fourth iteration of Obangame Express, a multinational maritime exercise which is set to take place in spring 2014. Obangame Express, one of four major U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet exercises in […]

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

    Royal Navy sailors are taking part in an exercise in the Gulf of Guinea to increase maritime safety and security in the region. Currently on her way home from Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South), HMS Dragon is taking part in Exercise Obangame Express with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker, Gold Rover alongside maritime forces from Africa, Europe, […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s Serviola-class patrol boat Centinela (P-72) conducted a six-day training evolution with the members of Ghana Navy. The training was undertaken just off Ghana’s Sekondi-Takoradi naval base and included various activities ranging from visit and search operations to first aid and damage control. After the training completed, ESPS Centinela said goodbye to her Ghana counterparts and deployed to […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Naval forces from the United States, Europe, South America and Africa commenced the multinational maritime exercise Obangame Express, April 16.   Obangame Express, now in its fourth year, is designed to improve tactical expertise and cooperation among West and Central African nations in order to enhance those maritime forces’ collective ability to deter illicit activity […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Serviola set sail from Ferrol to conduct a series of activities with African navies as part of the Defense Diplomacy Plan and a follow-on of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) initiative. These deployments are intended to enhance maritime security and cooperative security operations in West Africa and the Gulf of […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Adm. Mark Ferguson and senior leaders of the command welcomed Rear Adm. Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro, Chief of the Naval Staff for the Ghana Armed Forces, Aug. 5.   The purpose of the visit was to strengthen bi-lateral ties between the two navies and discuss increased opportunities for collaboration to achieve […]

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

    The Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Vencedora (P-79) attended the opening ceremony of the at-sea maritime exercise “Obangame Express” in Port Gentil, Gabon, on March 19. The vessel, which is currently deployed on patrol along the African coast, will participate in the scenario planned during the exercise until March 26. Vencedora, together with Royal Navy’s destroyer HMS Dragon, RFA Gold […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The fourth annual edition of the NEMO (Navy’s Exercise for Maritime Operations) took place from October 27 to November 5, 2015. As part of French Navy’s mission of permanent presence of French forces in the Gulf of Guinea, exercise NEMO was designed to test the ability of littoral Marines to coordinate in the field of maritime safety […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Authorities

    On August 14, the United Nations Security Council called for a comprehensive regional approach to combat the threat of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea, and reiterated its call on Member States to prosecute perpetrators in accordance with international laws.  “The Security Council expresses its deep concern at the reported […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish patrol boat ESPS Centinela arrived at the port of Dakar on Monday, September 28, to conduct joint exercises with the Senegalese Navy. The ship will remain in the port until October 13, 2015. The training that will be undertaken should include various exits to the sea where the Senegalese Navy will implement the knowledge acquired in port. These mutual training exercises […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Boarding teams from five Gulf of Guinea countries are using the German navy frigate FGS Brandenburg (F215) to enhance their abilities to complete visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations during Exercise Obangame Express 2015, from March 19 to 27, 2015. After boarding the ship, the boarding teams are confronted with situations that require them […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 September 2012

    Pirates released an oil tanker with Russian sailors captured on Aug 27 in the Gulf of Guinea, none of crewmembers suffered… [mappress] Source: rusnavy, September 3, 2012

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navies and maritime security forces from Europe, South America, the United States, and Gulf of Guinea nations began training for the multinational maritime exercise, Obangame Express, March 20, 2017. Obangame will officially kick off on March 23, when nations begin executing real-world scenarios. For the next three days, African countries are preparing for the exercise by participating in […]

  • 13 November 2013

    Twenty-five Spanish marines arrived two days ago at Rota Naval Base on board the Royal Netherlands Navy ship ‘Rotterdam’ after taking part in the African Partnership Station program for 2013. They have participated along with other Marine Corps instructors from Holland, the United States and the United Kingdom. Africa Partnership Station (APS) is a multinational […]

  • 16 August 2013

    Pirates will continue to prey on the lucrative West African oil trade, with more piracy and hijacking incidents expected in the Gulf of Guinea, as long as the political complexities surrounding naval presence in territorial waters continue, says an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData. According to Jeffrey Kerr, GlobalData’s Managing Analyst covering Downstream […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Cristina’ got underway from Cartagena, Spain, on Wednesday to start a four-month deployment to Western Africa. Infanta Cristina will spend the next four months in and around the Gulf of Guinea working with regional countries as part of the Spanish Defense Diplomacy Plan. The ship will cooperate with navies […]

  • 23 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Obangame Express, an exercise sponsored by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and designed to improve regional cooperation, kicked off on March 21 with an opening ceremony in Libreville, Gabon. The annual exercise aims to enhance maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illicit […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]