China donates patrol boat to Ivory Coast

China has donated a patrol boat to the Ivory Coast to combat maritime crime and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The vessel was handed over by Chinese Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire Tang Weibin on 14 July, and accepted by Cote d’Ivoire’s defence minister Alain Donwahi. “This donation will allow the Navy of Cote d’Ivoire […]

Cameroon to soon receive second hand patrol boat

Cameroon’s navy will soon take delivery of the ex-French patrol vessel Dipikar, which has just finished its sea trials. The vessel was put through its paces in the Mediterranean between 21 and 27 November, Cameroon’s Navy said, and was visited by Chief of Staff of the Navy Rear Admiral Jean Mendoua. Further testing continued until […]

Ivory Coast: maritime waters "secure" against piracy

Ivory Coast on Thursday presented a new patrol boat, the last stage of an effort to secure its maritime space after a rise of piracy in recent years,  we have learned from military sources. “The Shield” is the third ship acquisition of the Ivorian fleet to combat piracy thriving in the Gulf of Guinea, which […]