Emory S. Land Heads South for Deployment

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
As part of a larger U.S. interagency effort towards greater stability in Africa, approximately 1,400 Sailors and Marines aboard USS Emory S. Land (ESL) (AS 39) are deploying to the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) region in late February 2006. Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, Vice Adm. J. Boomer Stufflebeem says the deployment is part of a comprehensive theater security cooperation strategy benefiting all involved. “U. S. European Command and CNE-C6F (Commander, Naval Forces Europe-Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet) efforts in Africa, and specifically in the Gulf of Guinea, focus on strengthening partnerships and improving overall maritime security. By deploying Emory S. Land to the Gulf of Guinea region with embarked specialized training teams designed to bolster existing maritime capabilities within each of the participating nations, we hope to initiate a series of security cooperation activities that will promote positive working relationships between the U.S. and GoG nations, enhance regional stability, and foster positive relations among regional partners.” The deployment will include numerous bilateral maritime safety and security training opportunities. The familiarization efforts will focus on maritime domain awareness, leadership development, natural disaster response, and medical awareness and disease prevention. Stufflebeem said the deployment is another example of the U.S. Navy’s creativity to focus efforts south and east of Europe. “The deployment of ESL with embarked training capabilities is a great example of transformational approaches to help make a difference in the Gulf of Guinea. We are committed to be responsive in assisting emerging partners in Africa to develop indigenous maritime capability in order to preempt the elements of instability that may contribute to lawlessness and extremism.” Gulf of Guinea nation participants in this year’s deployment include Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Congo, and Angola.

From Commander, Naval Forces Europe/Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

Two Navy Contracts for GD Bath Iron Works

Included in the latest listing of contracts awarded by the US Department of Defense, Navy, are two contracts with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.

Resolve Maritime Academy to Host 'DC Olympics'

Resolve Maritime Academy informs it is to host the Damage Control (DC) Olympics as an annual event for officers and damage control crew of US Navy and US Coast

AMSEA Awarded US$33-Million Navy MSC Contract

General Dynamics American Overseas Marine LLC (AMSEA) apprises it has been awarded the USD$32.7 million contract modification to operate and maintain seven large,

Maritime Security

Coast Guard Pacific Area receives new commander

Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change of command

European Launch of SMS at Counter Terror Expo

Kelvin Hughes is delighted to announce that it will be displaying its new Single Mast Solution (SMS) at Counter Terror Expo 2014 from April 29-30. This will be

Maritime Code Accord Could Solve Pacific Conflicts

Naval officers say accord does not directly address problems in disputed waters, but document could be initial step towards guarding against conflict. U.S. has

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0716 sec (14 req/sec)