Category Archives: EQUATORIAL GUINEA

EQUATORIAL GUINEA NAVY FLAGSHIP, THE BULGARIAN-BUILT 1,360 TON OPV-88, ‘BATA’

Well, it turns out that the said 2,500 ton frigate which was inducted last year, is actually a 1,360 ton OPV. Kudos to the neighbours regardless. Do note however, that a heavily armed 2,350 ton Barroso class light frigate and … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY REPRESENTATION AT ‘EXERCISE OBANGAME EXPRESS 2013′ IN CAMEROON

NNS Thunder F90(left) is seen here flanked by a French Navy ship, FS Lieutenant de Vaisseau Le Henaff F789 Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service commandos do their traditionally qualitative thing PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN NAVY

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EXERCISE OBANGAME 2013: WHY THE USA IS INTERESTED IN THE SAFETY OF AFRICAN WATERS; “NIGERIAN NAVY VERY PROFESSIONAL, VERY COMPETENT AND A REGIONAL LEADER”

An Agusta A109e Power of the Nigerian Navy Air Arm prepares to land on NNS Thunder F90 THE GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY 24 February, 2013 SAFETY of the maritime environment for smooth sailing of merchant vessels has prompted United States of … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY TAKE DELIVERY OF PATROL BOATS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NIGERIAN NAVY…FOC-WEST REQUESTS SUPPORT WITH LARGER PLATFORMS IN THE OVER 32 METRE CATEGORY; NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY, NIGERIAN NAVY TO ENSURE SAFE NAVIGATION

Nigerian Navy gunboats(not the NPA’s largesse) DREDGING TODAY 1 February, 2013 The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has reiterated the Authority’s readiness to partner with the Nigerian Navy to ensure safe navigation on the country’s territorial waters. Speaking during … Continue reading

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CHINA’S AFRICAN INFLUENCE EXPANDING: NIGERIA IN FOCUS

• Partnership signed that exchanges oil for arms, technology WMD(G2 BULLETIN) by F. MICHAEL MALOOF 26 August, 2012 WASHINGTON – Beijing, which already has extensive holdings in Nigeria, is taking advantage of the lack of response from the U.S. to … Continue reading

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WEST AFRICA: ECCAS, ECOWAS TAKE STEPS TO COUNTER PIRACY, ROBBERY AT SEA AND ILLEGAL MARITIME ACTIVITIES

Commodore Bola Ajibade, Commander, Joint Benin-Nigeria Anti-Piracy Task Group 11.1 (OP. Prosperity) UNITED STATES AFRICA COMMAND BY STAFF SERGEANT OLUFEMI A. OWOLABI 2 APRIL 2012 Cotonou, Benin More than 250 representatives from more than 20 African nations attended the official … Continue reading

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EXERCISE OBANGAME 2012: WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICAN, NATO NAVIES COMMENCE SEA EXERCISE OFFSHORE NIGERIA

NNS THUNDER F90 THE GUARDIAN 21 February, 2012 A FOUR-DAY international maritime military exercise codenamed Obangame Express 2012 began in the Gulf of Guinea yesterday. The exercise, which is being hosted by Nigeria through the Eastern Naval Command of the … Continue reading

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AFRICA’S RICHEST NATION READY FOR WAR…UNDERTAKING A MASSIVE NAVAL BUILD-UP – PRAVDA

Israeli-built 62 metre OPVs of the Equato-Guinean Navy PRAVDA 07.02.2012 http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/conflicts/07-02-2012/120436-equatorial_guinea-0/ HIGHLIGHTS: * Took delivery of 2,500-ton Bulgarian-built frigate in 2012 * Received two 62 metre OPVs from Israel in 2011 and a 50 metre patrol ship from Ukraine before … Continue reading

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NIGERIA: NAVY AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO MARITIME SECURITY

Vice Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim, Chief of the Naval Staff THIS DAY 14 Oct 2011 Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ola Saad Ibrahim, has reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Navy to the nation’s maritime and oil infrastructure … Continue reading

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FIGHTING PIRACY IN THE GULF OF GUINEA: A DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT’S ACCOUNT OF EXERCISE OBANGAME 2011

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham PEOPLE’S DAILY(NIGERIA) Monday, 19 September 2011 The Gulf of Guinea is a strategic part of the Atlantic Ocean and it is located at the intersection of the equator and prime meridian. The Gulf … Continue reading

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