DefesaNet – Africa – NPaOc “Amazonas” participates in a hands-on demonstration with the naval vessels that are part of “Grand African NEMO 2021”

On November 9, the Southeastern Naval Group Command’s Ocean Patrol (NPaOc) “Amazonas” ship participated in the demonstration with the naval vessels that are part of the “Navigational Great African Naval Exercise (NEMO) 2021” in the Gulf of Guinea.

French national naval exercises are taking place and include the participation of the navies of Brazil, USA, Portugal, Italy, UK and 16 other countries in that naval space.

The Gulf of Guinea region is of particular interest to Brazil, as it is part of the national strategic environment and has recorded many cases of piracy, in the context of maritime insecurity.

During the exercise, the ships carried out a naval demonstration and demonstration of anti-piracy measures, using organic ships, aircraft and launches.

At NPaOc “Amazonas”, 26 officers from the various participating navies, who accompanied the exercises that were conducted, embarked. On this occasion, the Commander of the 1st Naval District, Vice Admiral Eduardo Machado Vásquez, and Director of the Naval Headquarters of the US Naval Forces in Europe and Africa, Admiral Benjamin G. Reynolds, are on board and have visited the ship. In addition to knowing its staffing potential and operational capabilities, particularly with regard to measures to increase maritime safety in the Gulf of Guinea.

In recent years, patrols in the naval spaces of the West African coast have become more active, in cooperation with the training of those naval forces in measures to suppress crimes committed in the area of ​​strategic operations.

The joint exercise “Grand African NEMO 2021” aims to train navies from West and Central African countries to confront maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea region, through simulation exercises to combat illegal fishing, marine pollution, piracy and terrorism and for their benefit. Improved search and rescue (SAR) operations.

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