Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Royal Navy and French Navy warships arrived in Nigeria yesterday for joint maritime training exercises with the
personnel of the Nigerian Navy in order to enhance the security of the West
Whilst the Royal Navy came to port with HMS Dauntless, a destroyer , under the command of Captain Will Warrender, his French counterpart, Commander Bourhis Gwenegan sailed in L’Herminier, a frigate sailed into the country early this morning.
The Commanding Officers were escorted by their respective Defence Advisers, Colonel James Hugh and Colonel Marcelo Oliveira to the Headquarters Western Naval Command, Apapa Lagos.
During a courtesy call on the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ameen Ikioda, both commanding officers said the partnership was to strengthen the control of the West African Coast against piracy and maritime domain criminality.