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According to information published by Le Télégramme on April 7, 2021, the French Ufast shipyard officially transferred the 33-meter long RPB 33 patrol boat Taouay to the Senegalese Navy during a ceremony at Quimper, Brittany. The patrol boat Taouay should join Dakar this Saturday, after a transit in Agadir, Morocco.

According to information published by US Navy on April 5, 2021, the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered the South China Sea to conduct routine operations. This is the second time TRCSG has entered the South China Sea during its 2021 deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

According to information published by Press TV on April 6, 2021, Iranian naval forces and a visiting flotilla of warships from the Pakistan Navy have staged joint exercises in the Persian Gulf, which extended to the Strait of Hormuz and the northern part of the Indian Ocean.

According to information published by US Navy on April 6, 2021, USS Somerset (LPD 25) joins units from the Royal Australian Navy, French Navy, Indian Navy, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force to participate in the third iteration of La Perouse.

According to information published by Tass on April 5, 2021, the upgraded Project 1155M destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov has practiced artillery live-firing in the Sea of Japan as part of the K-2 qualification mission, the Defense Ministry’s press office said.

According to information published by China Military on April 2, 2021, the Guangdong International Marine Equipment Expo originally set to be held in Zhanjiang from November 26 to 29 last year has been postponed to April-September this year, a specific date to be announced later. The expo is expected to present a wide range of ships, marine equipment, and coastal defense devices, including destroyers, frigates, and landing ships.

On April 1, 2021, the Italian Navy San Giorgio amphibious assault ship has replaced the Greek Ship Aegean as the new flagship for the operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI. Operation IRINI (named after the Greek word for “peace”) was launched on 31 March 2020, following a decision by the Council of the European Union. IRINI’s mandate has been recently extended for two years, until March 2023.

According to information released by the Tunisian Ministry of Defense on April 2, 2021, Tunisia and Greece have conducted a joint naval military exercise on April 1, 2021. This naval exercise was conducted by the Hellenic and Tunisian Navy to develop collaboration in the field of maritime surveillance and search-and-rescue operations.

According to information published by The Korea Herald on April 1, 2021, South Korea’s arms procurement agency said that it will invest about 7 trillion won ($6.19 billion) to build three more Aegis destroyers and buy 36 American-made attack helicopters as part of a long-term initiative to bolster its military capabilities.

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