Members of the Ghanaian Navy, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard are conducting a combined maritime law enforcement operation, as part of African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP), Feb. 4, 2016.
GULF OF GUINEA - The Belgian Navy ship Godetia glides up the narrow channel of the Wauri River on the approach to the port of Douala, Cameroon. Small fishing canoes paddle past, their occupants tending nets, oblivious to the gray ship. Godetia's white ensign crossed with the black-gold-red of Belgium streams proudly from the mast.
SOUDA BAY, Greece - Phoenix Express 2016 is a multi-national exercise that took place from 17-27 May. This was the 10th year of the exercise and 11 countries participated from North Africa, Europe, and the U.S.
The tenth iteration of Exercise Phoenix Express serves to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain awareness information-sharing practices, and operational capabilities to enhance efforts to achieve safety and security in the Mediterranean Sea.