Category archives for: Africa

FGS Berlin Runs LMCB Activities in Seychelles

EU Naval Force Warship FGS Berlin conducts three Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) activities during a recent port visit to the Seychelles in support of EUCAP Nestor.   LMCB are conducted by the European Union to build the capacity of security forces of regional partners in the fight against piracy. Firstly on 25 August Firefighting training […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 23 – 29, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 23 – 29, 2014

US DoD Expresses Concern to China for Dangerous Intercept The US Defense Department has expressed its concern to Chinese diplomatic officials about an Aug. 19 incident in which an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters […]

ITS Andrea Doria Docks in Fujairah, UAE

ITS Andrea Doria Docks in Fujairah, UAE

Italian Navy’s destroyer Andrea Doria (D553) docked in the port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, where it was visited by the Ambassador of Italy to the United Arab Emirates, Giorgio Starace.   Prior to the docking, the vessel spent a long period of time at sea during which it took part in a replenishment at sea operation with RFA Wave […]

HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën Returns from Operation Atalanta

HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën Returns from Operation Atalanta

HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën is on her way home after a successful three months deployment to the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta, the counter-piracy mission of the European Union.   Before joining Operation Atalanta, the ship conducted two-weeks of pre-deployment training on her way to the Suez Canal. After a brief stop in Malta, the […]

HNLMS Van Speijk Joins EU Naval Force

HNLMS Van Speijk Joins EU Naval Force

HNLMS Van Speijk, the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) multipurpose frigate, arrived on the African east coast for her participation within the EU Naval Force.   However, before entering the area of operations further preparation was necessary: additional specific training for the mission and the integration of all attached units on board had to be executed. Integration […]

HMS Iron Duke Brings World Cup Trophy to Cape Town

HMS Iron Duke has sailed into Cape Town carrying the Rugby World Cup Trophy – ahead of next year’s event being held in the UK.   Even thick rain clouds could not prevent HMS Iron Duke displaying the gold of the Web Ellis Trophy on her deck as she arrived in the South African city […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 16 – 22, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 16 – 22, 2014

Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Contract, 2014 Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $232,7 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI contract.   USS Saratoga Departs Newport for Final Cruise Korean War era aircraft carrier USS Saratoga will depart […]

RFA Black Rover Keeps HMS Iron Duke Topped Up on Patrol

RFA Black Rover Keeps HMS Iron Duke Topped Up on Patrol

Tanker RFA Black Rover trails a thick fuel line into the South Atlantic as she practises keeping HMS Iron Duke topped up on patrol.   Off Africa’s western seaboard between Walvis Bay in Namibia and Cape Town, the veteran oiler carried out a dry run of a stern replenishment at sea – making all the […]

HMS Iron Duke Docks at Namibian Port

HMS Iron Duke Docks at Namibian Port

A British warship has visited the Namibian port of Walvis Bay where she has built on relations with the country’s Navy and its people.   The Portsmouth based frigate HMS Iron Duke visited the country on the west coast of Africa for four days of sports, capability demonstrations and friendship building, as well as a […]

EUNAVFOR Force Commander Visits HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and ESPS Navarra

EUNAVFOR Force Commander Visits HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and ESPS Navarra

On 15 and 16 August the Force Commander of EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR), Rear Admiral Guido Rando, visited HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and ESPS Navarra.   The Dutch frigate is currently conducting the last patrol of her 4 months deployment in the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta, whilst the Spanish Frigate ESPS Navarra will remain in […]

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