20 August 2007

Angola: Portuguese Military Ship Moors in Lobito Port

Benguela — A Portuguese military ship named "Alves Cabral" with 196 people on board, over the weekend moored at Lobito Port, in the southwestern Benguela Province.

The Portuguese Navy ship is in Angolan waters in the ambit of an existing co-operation accord between Angola and Portugal, in the domain of military training.

The head of the communication area, tenant Jorge Miguel Chumbo, said the visit serves to show to Angolans one of the moderns war equipment of this era.

The ship will stay in Angola for four days, during which students of military schools based in the seventh military region will have contacts with its crew.

The ship has on it a helicopter, a missile and a cannon. After Lobito, the ship go to Cape Verde, South Africa and Mozambique.

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