Category archives for: Africa

Top News of the Week of July 21 – 27, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 21 – 27, 2014

USS Makin Island ARG Leaves San Diego Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to depart San Diego July 25, for a deployment in support of the Navy’s maritime strategy. Senator: Australian Naval Shipbuilding to Enter ‘Valley of Death’ ? An […]

Italian Navy Rescues North African Migrants

Italian Navy Rescues North African Migrants

On 21 July four Italian Navy units faced emergency and rescued many would-be migrants coming from North African coasts.   Corvette Sfinge rescued 95 people (including two women) from a raft; amphibious vessel San Giorgio went to the aid of two boats, rescuing 276 people (including 33 women and 5 children); two migrants had to be […]

NATO’s Warship, Tanzanian Navy Work Together

NATO’s counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield warship ITS Mimbelli has concluded a port visit to Dar es Salaam designed to deepen ongoing cooperation with the Tanzanian Navy in a common effort to eradicate piracy off the coast of eastern Africa, protect maritime trade and ensure safe navigation in the Indian Ocean.   Mimbelli’s boarding teams performed […]

SNMG2 Starts Drills in Support of OAE

SNMG2 Starts Drills in Support of OAE

Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) has begun exercises in support of Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), two days after Rear Admiral Brad Williamson (US Navy) assumed command.   Williamson and his embarked international NATO command staff serve aboard the flagship, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), which is home-ported in Norfolk, Virginia. SNMG2 is also comprised […]

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

UK’s Second New Aircraft Carrier Step Closer to Assembly Just days after the naming ceremony for her sister, a giant segment of the second of Britain’s two new aircraft carriers has been completed. Indian Navy’s INS Kuthar Damaged in Accident INS Kuthar, Indian Navy’s Khukri class corvette, was damaged while operating in the Andaman and […]

UK, French and Guinean Navies Carry Out Drills off West Africa

UK, French and Guinean Navies Carry Out Drills off West Africa

Two British ships have carried out exercises with the French and Guinean Navies off the coast of West Africa.   HMS Iron Duke and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Black Rover have carried out Officer of the Watch manoeuvres in the Atlantic Ocean with the French frigate Commandant Blaison, two Guinean patrol vessels, and an […]

HMS Iron Duke Docks in Guinea, West Africa

HMS Iron Duke Docks in Guinea, West Africa

For the first time in 15 years, the Royal UK Navy has visited Guinea in West Africa, when HMS Iron Duke put into Conakry for four days.   Going alongside in the city port the warship was joined by RFA Black Rover to conduct capability development and training for Guinean forces. The two ships combined […]

Kenya Navy Seizes 343 Kilograms of Heroin

Kenya Navy Seizes 343 Kilograms of Heroin

Kenya Navy seized 343 kilograms of heroin off Mombasa, Kenya, two weeks ago.   According to Anadolu Agency, the operation took place off the Lamu coast, some 350km north of Mombasa, when the Navy vessel intercepted an Iranian-flagged ship named MV Al-Noor. The police held the ship for almost two weeks in the port while they investigated the cargo it was carrying. The […]

SNMG1, Tanzanian Navy Train Together

SNMG1, Tanzanian Navy Train Together

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 took the opportunity to train with the Tanzanian Navy during a port visit earlier this month. From 2 – 6 July, the SNMG1 and Task Force 508 flagship HDMS ESBERN SNARE was in port in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to replenish fuel, water, and food.   This visit proved to […]

EU Force Commander Pays Visit to FGS Berlin

Combat support ship FGS Berlin which recently joined the EU Naval Force received a welcome visit from Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, who commands all ships deployed at sea with EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.   Both German warships have already conducted a […]

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