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USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams completes Gulf of Guinea maritime security patrol

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB 4) has arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, following a successful maritime security...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams joins partners, allies for Ex Obangame Express...

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) joined partners and allies for the 11th iteration of Exercise Obangame Express...

China builds mockups of US Navy ships in area used for...

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China's military has built mockups in the shape of a US Navy aircraft carrier and other U.S. warships, possibly as training targets, in the...

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Mozambique

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The United States Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB-4) arrived in Maputo, Mozambique, for a scheduled port visit on 15 October...

US Navy and Africa Command engaging with SA Navy during ship...

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Senior officers from the US Navy and US Africa Command (Africom) are holding talks with the SA Navy as part of the United States...

Hershel “Woody” Williams crew joins Brazilian Navy for inaugural Operation Guinex

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) participated in the first iteration of the Brazilian-led, Gulf of Guinea exercise...

US warship pays first visit to Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base

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The United States Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) visited Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base on 12 August, marking the first time a US...

USS warship seizes huge cache of weapons in the Arabian Sea

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The US Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) seized a massive shipment of illicit weapons from a stateless dhow in international waters in...

US Navy Expeditionary Mobile Base visits Cape Town

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The United States Navy’s newest Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Cape Town on Saturday 20 February for a...

US looks to increase cooperation with African navies

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Both the United States Navy and US Coast Guard are looking for increased opportunities to partner with African countries, including South Africa. Speaking to journalists...

US Navy destroyer visit curtailed amid virus fears

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The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Carney (DDG64) arrived in Cape Town for a planned port visit on Sunday 15 March, but...

Suspected Iranian weapons seized at sea

A US Navy warship seized weapons believed to be of Iranian “design and manufacture,” including 150 anti-tank guided missiles and three Iranian surface-to-air missiles,...

Gabon unveils new VN1 armoured vehicles

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Gabon’s Republican Guard (GR) presented VN1 8×8 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), manufactured by Chinese company Norinco, for the first time during the country’s Independence...

Phoenix Express 2019 opens in Casablanca

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Maritime forces from Europe, North Africa, and the United States began the 15th iteration of the multinational maritime exercise Phoenix Express 2019, with an...

U.S. Navy seizes hundreds of weapons from boat in Gulf of...

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The U.S. Navy seized hundreds of small arms, including AK-47s, from an unflagged boat in the Gulf of Aden, a U.S. defence...

US Navy rescues migrants, recovers bodies

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An American naval vessel went to the aid of a rubber boat sinking off the coast of Libya, rescuing 41 people and...

U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Somalia raid on militant compound

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A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed and two troops wounded in a raid on an al Shabaab militant compound in Somalia, U.S....

ISS: US and West Africa join forces on maritime security

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This year's US-led Obangame Express, a military exercise designed to help countries along the western coast of Africa counter illicit sea-based activity,...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2017 begins

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Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe and the United States, as well as several international organizations, began the...

U.S. Navy destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian vessels

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A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots towards four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels on Sunday after they closed...

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