In recent history, the waters off the coast of East Africa have been dangerous for maritime operations and travel because of the prevalence of piracy in the area. Though much of the threat has been eliminated by diligent efforts of NATO forces in the area, there is still a viable threat to ships bringing vital supplies into Djibouti.
Members of the U.S. Navy, Army and Coast Guard stationed at Camp Lemonnier work in tandem with the Djibouti Coast Guard and Navy to provide security to
Members from the Japan Self Defense Forces' Deployment Air Force for Counter-Piracy Enforcement unit met with U.S. service members assigned to Patrol Squadron 47 to share best practices of P-3 aircraft technology at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 30, 2013.
The P-3 is a four-engine turboprop aircraft used by both Japan and the United States for anti-submarine and maritime surveillance. The squadron assigned to Combined Task Force 150/151 out of Manama, Bahrain — conducts counter-pira
The U.S. Department of State has provided the Djiboutian navy with two high-speed aluminum coastal security boats to strengthen Djibouti's maritime security capabilities to protect its borders and combat piracy, smuggling and terrorist threats.
During a boat delivery and turnover ceremony at the Djibouti Navy Headquarters, Escale Marina, more than a dozen Djiboutian sailors received certification for the state-of-the-art patrol boats.
"On the occasion of receiving two speed
U.S. Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air–Ground Task Force 13.1, Marine Forces Africa, conducted a bilateral exercise with the Seychelles People's Defense Force Tazar Special Forces unit at Sans Souci, Seychelles, Dec. 3–7, 2012.
The Marines partnered with the SPDF Tazar Special Forces to develop counter–piracy skills and set the foundation for future engagements, supporting the Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa vision of being the security part