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USNS Spearhead completes Obangame Express 2015


USNS Spearhead.Joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, civil service mariners, Cameroonian military personnel and U.S., Spanish and British Marines wrapped up their participation in Exercise Obangame Express 2015 on 25 March.
   

Former U.S. Coast Guard ship plays critical role in Ghana Navy


GNS Bonsu.On December 31, 1943, Marine Iron & Ship Builders of Duluth, Minn. launched the Sweetbrier, a 180-foot Balsam Class U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender. Nearly 72 years later, a multinational group of navies practiced visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations on board the Sweetbrier, known since 2001 as the Ghana Naval Ship (GNS) Bonsu.
   

Raidco ready to deliver new offshore patrol vessel to Senegal


The Kedougou.The Senegalese Navy will soon take delivery of the 45 metre long offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Kedougou, which has completed sea trials in France.
   

SA Navy treads water to punch above its weight


The SAS Spioenkop.Throngs of smiling crowds lined the quayside of Naval Base Simon’s Town this past weekend, enjoying the annual SA Navy Festival. Behind the scenes, however, the Navy was anxiously treading water, keeping their ships functional and operational.
   

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