20 June 2012

West Africa: Royal, French Warships in Nigeria On Maritime Training

Lagos — The Royal and French Navy Warships arrived in Nigeria yesterday for a joint maritime training and operations with the personnel of the Nigerian Navy in order to enhance the security of the West African Coast.

Whilst the Royal Navy came to port with HMS Dauntless, a destroyer warship, 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 to the command 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 West Africa Coast against piracy and sea criminality.

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