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Djibouti Naval Base

Djibouti is a port city in the eponymous state in northeast Africa in the Horn of Africa. By permission of the Government of the Republic,
ships from the international anti-piracy force in the Gulf of Aden enter here for bunkering and restocking.

Japanese destroyers Kharusame (DD-102) and Marusame (DD-101) from the international escort group.

Graffiti made by members of the crews of ships entering the base.

In total, the operations of international forces in this region were attended by ships from more than 30 states.

The destroyer "Kharusame" (DD-102) of the Japan Self-Defense Forces during their stay in the base.
In the background is the tanker "Marne" (A630) of the French Navy.

Replenishment of freshwater resources and maintenance of the Japanese destroyer Harusame (DD-102).

The big event, primarily for security services, was the entry of the supply ship USNS Lewis and Clark from the US Navy in the Strait of Hormuz.
US Patrol Boat 34-foot Sea Ark Patrol Boat, from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MESRON) 2, in the base water area, before entering the USNS Lewis and Clark supply ship.
Preparations for the call began within 24 hours and included a number of exercises and activities, such as escorting a ship, intercepting attacking boats, scouring the water area and deactivating PDSS, and examining the pier under water.

The teachings of the US Navy patrol boats 34-foot Sea Ark Navy Patrol Boat before the arrival of the American warship in the base.

The USNS Lewis and Clark Supply Ship is moored to the base pier.

USNS Lewis and Clark at the berth base.

Patrol Boat Sea Ark Patrol Boat controls the approaches to the pier.
All the time USNS Lewis and Clark stayed, it was guarded both from the side of the pier and from the sea side.

Barbecue on the pier.

USNS Lewis and Clark exits the naval base in Djibouti.

The full version of this event on the video:

Italian Maestrale class frigate F 573 "Scirocco", from the international escort group, in the waters of the base.

Mooring of the Italian frigate F 573 "Scirocco".

Exit the Italian frigate F 573 “Scirocco” from Djibouti to escort a convoy of civilian ships in the Gulf of Aden.
On the horizon, the HDMS "Esbern Snare" frigate of the Danish Navy.
In the foreground is a group of US Navy Sea Ark patrol boat patrol boats.

Mooring of the Italian frigate F 573 "Scirocco" to the pier of the naval base in Djibouti.

Moored tanker "Marne" (A630) French Navy.

And this is the local desert ships.

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  1. kafa
    kafa 11 November 2013 10: 05
    wretched country and port and base in the last photo in the paddock base staff resting laughing
  2. kafa
    kafa 11 November 2013 16: 21
    Mlyn, please, comrades, local desert ships, I confused you with the port staff. I did not know that you have local desert ships have Internet ...............
  3. mpanichkin
    mpanichkin 11 November 2013 16: 22
    The French Foreign Legion is also based in Djibouti. Yes, the country is not very rich, but against the background of all of Africa it is also not a bad watchman. As for the base - it is in the right place and fully performs its function.
    1. kafa
      kafa 11 November 2013 16: 30
      lope in these banana-lingoporn syngopuras was driven money of people's resources .......................
      and these chimpanzees shocking our AK RPGs are screaming for independence
    2. sanych your division
      sanych your division 12 November 2013 01: 56
      no longer based ... in enti like them ... Emirants relocated. it's a pity. the country is certainly a dump, but fishing and diving are notable there. Yes, and allowed to bring down from all that subsidies had a lope he likes. there was the best training ground for dissimilar forces. convenient for practicing practical firing and maneuvers for various types of landings. both from the sea and from the sky.
  4. kafa
    kafa 11 November 2013 16: 33
    Mlyn we taught these primates in the Lububaria lol
  5. kafa
    kafa 11 November 2013 16: 33
    Mlyn we taught these primates in the Lububaria lol
  6. mpanichkin
    mpanichkin 11 November 2013 17: 22
    I agree that primates. But again, the United States, led by NATO, is building its bases not to develop and protect the local population, more than they do not care about it. They care about their security and their economy. No longer do they care. Therefore, they keep strategically important geographical objects under their control. Why do they need aircraft carriers? obviously not for maintaining peace on the entire planet.
    Alas, Russia at the moment does not have the ability to maintain military bases abroad - an example of this is Syrian Tartus. Therefore, without any significant military force behind his shoulders, Putin plays diplomacy. And moreover, he is also not bad at it. An example of this is the Syrian question.
    It's a shame of course that Russia as part of the USSR was a world leader and had great military strength, and now the Russian Federation has to dodge like this because we lost the army.
  7. kafa
    kafa 11 November 2013 18: 00
    Quote: mpanichkin
    The Russian Federation has to dodge like this because we have lost the army.

    sir, you are wrong; not we lose the army, but the army sometimes loses us. why is this happening belay on the course of a young soldier, they taught a soldier to sergeant sergeants in warrant officers' schools ................ now, 12 months and a demobilization, he did not manage to remember the names of his commanders, but it was time to forget. .......................
  8. mpanichkin
    mpanichkin 11 November 2013 18: 16
    I didn’t mean it. Even if you make professional military men from conscripts, this business will not save. There is no modern weaponry (airplanes, air defense, fleet), but what we have (Drying and Migi) is all the modernized legacy of the USSR (I mean not the years of construction, but the years of development and delivery to the wing) Well, with fighter interceptors even more - less, but with strategic long-range bombers, everything is bad (An example is the case in South America, when even the most backward air defense systems can spot our strategists). All transport aircraft on enemy radars, in full view. Air defense is also not so hot, in fact only Moscow is covered (although radars see almost the entire airspace of the motherland). The fleet is already morally obsolete. In the event of war, what will we fight? Tanks? Or Kalash? Or maybe we’ll remember about the UAZ army (yes, it’s time for a long time under the press)?
    That modern weapon that is now in service with the Russian army in single copies and it will not play a big role in the war.
  9. karal
    karal 11 November 2013 18: 24
    But there’s not a single Russian ship sad
    1. sanych your division
      sanych your division 12 November 2013 01: 58
      there is. I was there with the guys from the Severomorsk shipyard, I almost dissolved my liver :))
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  11. mpanichkin
    mpanichkin 11 November 2013 18: 28
    Yes, the fleet is generally sad. Not ships are being built in very small numbers (maybe for Italy or France this would be enough, but not for Russia with its sea open spaces), and then these are all Soviet modernized projects.
  12. Passer
    Passer 11 November 2013 19: 46
    Instead of improving the economic situation in the region, and thus eradicating the cause of piracy, the world (or still "pestilence") community is spending huge amounts of money on conducting such "police" operations. Moreover, it is quite clear that such measures will not change the situation.
    The situation is like with an expensive store in a poor quarter: we will not reduce prices - we will increase the staff of security guards.