Brazilian Navy Vessel docks

03 March 2020 | Infrastructure

The Brazilian Navy ocean patrol vessel (OPV) Amazonas (pictured), docked at the Port of Walvis Bay on Friday. The crew will participate in the Obangame Express 2020 exercise. The military exercise involves military personnel from Africa, Europe and the Americas. The aim of this training is to equip attendees with skills to employ in maritime security in the Guinea Gulf against piracy, drugs and arms trafficking, hijacking, illegal fishing and other illicit activities within the region. During the operation, which is an annual occurrence, the Brazilian Navy will carry out exercises on the coast of Angola, Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo contributed

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