Fighting the maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
An international exercise focused on the fight against maritime piracy was conducted from February 20 to 22, 2014 in the Gulf of Guinea by the navies of France, the United Kingdom, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.
Vessels and staff of the navies of these four West African countries, as well as cadets of Bata ENVR, have evolved with Aviso "Commander Birot" in maneuvers aimed at improving the common skills in tactical moves, canonage, interception and joint patrols.
Shipped in Tema (Ghana) on February 20, Nigerian officers, on board the French Aviso as observers and advisors for bilateral training with Nigeria, were then transhipped to a unit of the Nigerian Navy off Port Harcourt, before the "Commander Birot" headed eastward.
This multilateral exercise was a reissue of the 2013-2 NEMO exercise that met a great success too last December.
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