BARCLAY TRAINING CENTER, MONROVIA- 23 JANUARY 2023: Liberian Coast National Guard (LCG) participates in the 12th iteration of Exercise Obangame 2023 (OE23).
The exercise which commenced on 23 January 2023 is being sponsored by the US Africa Command (AFRICOM).
OE23 is being conducted to enhance the regional cooperation, tactical interdiction expertise, and information-sharing practices between the participating forces to counter sea-based illicit activities, including Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The exercise includes various at-sea and ashore training activities that are being conducted in and around the Gulf of Guinea and the Southern Atlantic Ocean.
It also features drills to exchange on medical casualty response, boarding techniques, radio communication, information management techniques, and search and rescue operations.
The participating countries are the US, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Morocco, Nigeria, Togo, Gambia, Sao Tome & Principe, Italy, Poland, Angola, Liberia, Benin, Namibia, Portugal, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, and Guinea-Bissau.
The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) also took part in the exercise.