French, WAF navies in piracy drills

Exercise Nemo promoting anti-piracy skills.

French and West African navies practiced anti-piracy drills in Exercise Nemo

Two French warships have taken part in a maritime exercise in the Gulf of Guinea with regional navies in an effort to sharpen their anti-piracy skills.

The French vessels Lieutenant de vaisseau Lavallee and Tonnerre took part in Exercise Nemo 2015 between 19 and 22 January. The exercise strengthens a 2013 agreement between the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and West Africa (ECOWAS) to fight piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

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