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Ethiopian Navy in the Communist era

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During the Communist-run governments of the Provisional Military Administrative Council (also known as the Derg, 1974–1977) and the dictatorial Mengistu (1977–1991), the Ethiopian navy grew under the influence of the Soviet Union.

Training: Officer training – The 1984 class comprised 48 ensigns; typical of the size of classes in subsequent years. After the rise of the Communist government in Ethiopia, select members of the navy attended the Soviet Union’s naval academy in Leningrad.
Enlisted training – Seamen, technicians, and marines enlisted men were trained at Mitsiwa; their term of service was for seven years.

Forces: By early 1991, the Ethiopian navy was a 3,500-strong force, with the following vessels:

• two frigates
• eight missile craft
• six torpedo craft
• six patrol boats
• two amphibious craft
• two support/training craft

Final disposition: The Ethiopian navy was finally dissolved after the independence of Eritrea in 1991. At that time, many ships were sold for scrap in Djibouti, such as the four Peyta-class gas turbine-powered frigates Ethiopia had acquired from the Soviet Union.

The navy also had four Osa-class missile boats, one of which is still in use by Eritrea. Though Eritrea wished to purchase up to 16 of the former Ethiopian ships, plans were dropped in September 1996 to avoid exacerbating an international confrontation with Yemen.

Keywords: Derg, Mengistu, Yemen, Ethiopia, Eritrea, 

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  • Lema

    there is the truth things as ethiopian nav history, few people are angered, when the truth comes out, especialy, why the eth-navy become weak depending upon leadership on the finishing time.

  • poagarfa

    I AM ALSO A MEMBER OF ETHIOPIAN NAVY
    I AM TRYING TO GIVE SOME WRONG COMMENTS THAT I READ SO FAR .
    1. IN OUR NAVY (OR OTHER NAVY)CANDIDATES ARE SENT TO ABROAD BY THE CRITERIA HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION’S ONLY .(IS THE CANDIDATE CAPABLE FOR LEARNING COLLEGE ABROAD or not ?)-ANY ONE CAN CHECK THE ESLCE RESULT OR THEIR UNIVERSITY RESULT ETC. THOSE WHO HAS LESS POINT WILL LEARN IN THE ETHIOPIAN NAVAL COLLEGE(THIS IS THE TRUTH). Don’t guess pls. that you have no Idea about !!
    BUT THE COMMISSION IS NOT CONSIDERING THE RACE. COLOR,FACE, LANGUAGE AS CRITERIA FOR SCOLARSHIP ETC.
    MAY BE SOME PEOPLE GIVE THEIR WRONG SUGGESGTION – DUETO THEY ARE NOT INTITLED TO HAVE SUCH A CHANCE DURING THERE TIME 0N THE PAST.
    2. IF ANY ONE LIKES OR NOT – THE TRAINING COURCE (COLLEGE) OF CADETS OR INLISTED PERSONNELS DEPEND ON THE POLITICAL SITUATION OF THE COUNTRY(THE PRINCIPLE OF THE GOVERNMENT)(YOU ARE BUILDING THE SOCIALIST /COMMUNIST SOCIETY- DO YOU NEED TO GO TO USA ORELSE IMPOSSIBLE !!!- IF YOU LIKE OR NOT YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT THE ETHIOPIAN NAVY IS UNDER MINSTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE(MOND)-
    3. THERE IS ONE COMMON KNOWLEDGE – ALL HIGHER EDUCATION S ABROAD ALMOST THE SAME( EAST OR WEST)- THE MARINE SCIENCE IS THE SAME (ONLY LANGUAGE DIFFERENCE ).THE BASIC OF ALL SCIENCES LIKE PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY-ASTRONOMY AND OTHERS- ALL LAWS OF SCIENCE S ARE COMPLETELY THE SAME 100%.
    IN SOVIET UNION (ONLY BECAUSE EVERY MAN IS AGAINST OF COMMUNISM )
    - AROUND 18 COUNTRIES ARE LEARED TOGETHER
    - GERMAN(EAST), INDIAN, KOREA NORTH, KOREA SOUTH,INDONESIAN, ALGERIA, YEMEN(NORTH), YEMEN (SOUTH), GUINE (BOTH), VIETNAM. CUBA, ANGOLA, MOZAMBIQUE,SYRIA, LIBIYA ,AND ETHIOPIA – DO YOU THINK ALL THIS COUNTRY
    HAVE’NT STRONG NAVY ?? – THE RUSSIANS ARE THE FIRST MANKIND TO SPACE- IMAGINE IN THE LATE 1960 – THE WORLD KNOWN IN MARINE SCIENCE ( SUBMARIENES)- IN ALL MILITART STANDARD- TILL NOW A DAYS –ASK AMERICANS !!
    NOW A DAYS IN SUCH BIG ECONOMICAL CRISES THE ONLY TWO COUNTRIES NOT SUFFURED IS THE RUSSIAN AND CHINA !! CONSULT ECONOMISTS- FACT IS FACT
    -EVEN IN GULF COUNTRIES- IRAN AND OTHERS ARE FULLY HEARTED TO DO WHAT EVER THEY LIKE IS BECAUSE OF RUSSIAN S ARE WITH THE- REMEMBERTHE LAST YEAR WAR IN GEORGIA- HOW RUSSIANS ARE STRONG ENOUGH- THEY WILL DO WHAT EVER THEY LIKE- POWERFUL COUNTRY – ASK PRSEDENT BARACK OBAMA – HE WILL ANSWER YOU !! WHO IS GIVING A CHANCE TO TO JUDGE THIS COUNTRY IS BETTER THAN THIS AND SO ON …!!!
    BY NOW THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOTEL IN THE CAPITAL CITY – DOUBLE FROM WASHINGTON DC 5 STAR OR ANY OTHER 4, 3 STARS – BY THE WAY CHECK FOR BOOKING !!!S
    WHERE IS COMMUNIST CHINA NOW ???
    THE CHINEESE EXPORT THEIR GOODS TO USA PER / YEAR 3.5 TRILLION USD ON THE CONTRARY USA EXPORT TO CHINA 75 BILLION USD – IMAGINE !!! KEFO
    4. PREVIOUSLY OUR NAVAL OFFICERS ARE LEARNED IN LAS VEGAS AND OTHER PLACES IN THE USA-
    REALY IN LEUTENANT RANK THEY ARE THE C O (COMMANDING OFFICERS OF GUN BOATS IN THE ETHIOPIAN NAVY) –DURING THIS TIME WHEN GUN BOATS ARE COMING NEAR HARBOUR . BELIVE ME OR NOT EVEN FIRE BRIGADE IS STANDING NEAR JETTY AREA- EVEN SOMETIMES COLLUSSION HAPPENED AT SEA.
    LANDING CRAFT NOT L-1037 /1038 /1035/1036 TYPE –(SAVOA TRANSPORTATION TO PORT) THIS LANDING CRAFT WAS COMANDED BY FRESH OFFICERS (SUB LEUTENANTS). THIS WAS OUR OLD NAVY. I SWEAR IN GOD !! ASK ANY OLD OFFICERS !!
    BUT IN EARLY 80 AND 90 CADETS GRADUATED FOM USSR OR BULGARIA OR (EASTERN EUROPE COUNTRY.
    a) CADETS ARE LEARNED BY PROFFESSIONS ( NAVIGATION. ELECTRONICS. ELECTRICIAN ENGINERING. GUNNER , TELECOMMUNICATION AND OTHERS.
    b) HOW AN OFFICER LEARNED GUNNERY OR OTHER TECHNICAL FIELD – IMMIDIATELY CAN TAKE OVER COMMAND(ASSIGNED) TO BE THE CO OF THE SHIP? WRONG ASSIGNMENT!!!
    c) REMEMBER THE ASSIGNMENT OF ALL NAVAL PERSONNEL CAME FROM ABROAD FOR THE FIRST TIME WAS COMPLETELY WRONG !! THAT IS WHY LATER -ADVISERS FROM THE SOVIET AND BULGARIANS/CUBANS ADVISING THE HQ –
    a) TO GIVE REFRESHMENT COURSE – 4 WEEKS b)DRILLS AND OTHERS RELATED COURCE(LIKE LOCAL COMMUNICATION + MESSEGES ETC ).
    d) FAST STRIKING BOATS, MISSILE BOATS. TORPEDO BOATS AND OTHER MODERN EQUIPED BOATS 99% OF THE NAVY HANDED OVER BY RUSSIAN OFFICERS, BUT THE GENERAL COMAND , ALL SHORE ESTABLISHMENT INCLDING THE OPERATING FORCES COMMAND (SHIPS GENERAL COMMAND) BY OLD AMERICAN EDUCATED NAVAL PERSONNEL- HEAD OF NAVAL LOGISTIC, THE CO OF ETHIOPIAN NAVY. THE CHIEFOF STAFF, THE NAVAL INTELEGENCE, THE NAVAL POLITICS, THE HEAD OF NAVAL MEDICAL, HEAD OF NAVAL COMMUNICATION, THE HEAD OF NAVAL TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT , HEAD OF NAVAL PERSONNEL ALL ARE AMERICAN NAVY GRADUATES. ( EVERY THING IS UNDER THEIR CONTROL), BUT POSITION WITH OUT MODERN SHIP’S KNOWLEDGE IS MEANINGLESS.(THAT IS THE WEAKNESS OF OUR NAVY !! THAT IS THE RESULT OF OUR NAVY!!
    FROM THE MOND(MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE) ALL ARMED FORCES – GROUND FORCE, NAVAL FORCE AND AIR FORCE HIGH OFFICERS OBLIGED (ORDERD) TO TAKE A COURCE IN SOVIET UNION (LEARNING IS NOT A CRIME- SUPPOSE IF YOU KNOW IT IS ADDITIONAL M IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOU WILL GAIN CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE )– ATLEAST TO HAVE IDEA ABOUT MODERN SHIPS- BUT MOST OF OUR OFFICERS ARE REFUSING TO LEARN – BECAUSE THEY ARE LEARNING IN USA – HOW THEY ARE LEARNING IN USSR ( WRONG OUT LOOK)- I REMEMBER COMODOR BELEGE FALL DOWN IN THE SNOW (USSR)ACCEDENT ON HIS LEG. ANY HOW
    AS ONE OF OUR PO MENTIONED IN THIS SITE – OUR HIGH OFFICIALS – THEY ARE SENDING PEOPLE TO USSR AND THEY THEMSELVES ARE NOT WELCOMING THESE NEW OFFICERS – “ LANGUAGE IS NOT A SCIENCE, BUT AN ART “ MY AUNT LIVES IN AMERICA FOR 35 YEARS, BUT SHE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT EDUCATION, BUT FLUENT IN ENGLISH. THERFOR LANGUAGE IS NOT A MEASURE FOR THE KNOWLEDGE -
    DO YOU THINK THAT WE HAVE TO CONCEDER HER(MY AUNT) AS PROFFESSOR? NO SHE IS ILLETRACY(MEHAYEM) , BUT SHE HAS TWO DOCTORS, TWO MASTRET HOLDERS. ( 4 CHILDREN).
    5. SOME ONE MENTIONED – I HAVE A POINT TO BE AN OFFICER, BUT I LIKE TO BE SEAMAN/WHICH IS MEANINGLESS- “ A SOLDIER ISNOT DREAMING TO BE AN ADMIRAL IS NOT A SOLDIER”
    6. IF I AM LEARNING TILL NOW . I WILL BE PROFFESSOR- BUT, I AM NOT LEARNING , SO I AM NOT PROFFESSOR.
    7. STUDENTS SEND ABROAD FOR HIGH EDUCATION (SPECIALY) IN USSR NOT FAILD ALL PASSED ) a) THERE ARE SOME – OFCOURSE VERY FEW ARE UNDER GRADUATED EVEN RETURNED TO THEIR COUNTRY. 2% BUT MAINLY THE REASON (TO PASS)IS …
    B) THE HIGH COMMISSION SELEC TED STUDENTS WHO CAN LEARN (COMPLETE THE COURSE).
    C) ALL ETHIOPIANS GOING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ARE NOT JOKING OR WASTING THEIR TIME, BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEIR AIM – WHY THEY ARE WESTING 4-6 YEARS FOR NOTHING, THEREFOR THEY STUDY AND WORK HARD , THAT IS WHY THEY WILL PASS !! BUT NOT AS OUR BROTHER IS THINKING ABOVE – PLS – THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLLEGE AND TRAINING CENTER.(LIKE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGHER AND LOWER EDUCATION)
    IF THERE IS EXAM AND DEFENDING COURSE FOR GRADUATION OFCOURSE THERE SHOULD BE FAIL. AND PASS, IT IS NOT A MUST ALL TO FAIL OR PASS- IT IS NOT LIKE GRADE 8 OR 9.
    IT WILL CONTINUE ….

  • Lema

    it is shamefull that, hijacking the warships and deserted to abroad as well as writing as a Hero, especialy an officer. as an officer of the Navy, any one must do any order comes from the higher rank officer, until he or she dies for the people of Ethiopian; every officers are sweared in the name of the people, country during the graduation ceremony. it is shame writing as a hero. did you recognized, how many Navy soldiers behind you left and given to the enemy target.
    did you

  • Lema

    poagarfa” too many erthiopian navy members are told us about russian education, not only military, including all kind civilian caruclum was very low standard & never accepted in all ethiopian civil & military organaizations. all Ethiopian military Forces was given a refreshment course to all russian graduate officers 6-month to 1 year.
    grade 8 exam is better than russian exam as we knew it . all the former members of Ethiopian navy, who are learnt in russia told us, the Ethiopian naval college & the Ethiopian naval technical trainning center courses or education is better than the former socialist countries. practicaly we had seen that all. 4-6 years for nothing.
    1974 intake, too many 12 graduate students had sent to russia with out any exam, when they were reach in Moskow, all are divided in the number 3 parts, ground force, airforce & navy. this was one of our military force weakning forever.

  • edward mock

    dear friends, i am a sailor from india currently living in ethiopia. until today i couldnt get the real history of ethopian navy.really, i was very happy when i got the navie’s web site (this one). unfortunatly, very few are important here.please, give the world somthing valuable. nobody will be interested to read long and cofusing coment like some submitted above. i think, there is no unity among yourself.i advice you not to concentrate on very personal affairs. i expect good information and if possible,photo of your ships while on service, thanks!

  • edward mock

    dear sailors!! if you want to contact me the following is my address.
    mock_edward@yahoo.com

  • edward mock

    this is particularly to firde kebede y. please, contact me in the e_mail address written above. there are too many things which we must do togather and with others.

  • Menta

    I have been with him pl. kontat mig if you rem 1982-1985. tan…. I REMEMBER COMODOR BELEGE FALL DOWN IN THE SNOW (USSR)ACCEDENT ON HIS LEG.

  • Menta

    If you are one of the student in 1982.1985
    please, contact me in the e_mail address
    dembu@hotmail.com

  • Abiye Belege

    Menta, Hi, when commodore Belege fell, it was his finger that he broke. Thank you for taking me down memory lane, sir. Do we know each other?

  • Menta

    No but I was with him and I am the one who helped him with translation and shopping. He was a good leader and like a father for us. I whish to have contakt those officeers who have been thier at that time.
    I think you are write it is his finger but it is a long time and maybe you have a picture of the group from the academy off marshal G. in Leningrad

  • Abiye Belege

    Menta, thank you for your response. As for the picture, yes, I do have one from Leningrad which also included Admiral Tesfaye Brehanu, his ADC (whom I forgot his name), Captain Mersha Mekoya, Captain Mekonen Abraham(who passed away from some kind of liver disease later) & several others. I also want to extend my thank you fot taking care of Commodore Belege during your visit in Russia. I will try & scan the pic & hopefully will be able to share it with you.

  • Menta

    Sorry may email is dembu@live.se

  • Abiye Belege

    Menta, will send it to your email as soon as I get a chance to scan it. Please give me a week or so to do such. My email address is bbelege@hotmail.com

    Thank you.

  • tefi

    Dear officers and men of the former Ethiopian Navy!
    This web site can serve us for exchanging information and memories of the past, provided we use it with respect , without using vulgar words.

  • ifet

    there was an excelent achivements and bad times in the former Ethiopian Navy.
    there was the real naval officers graduated from western countries Navy colleges and Asmara Naval college officers. the others are from russia and sgo- especial ground officers from hurso and directly from the marin comando accelerated rank who were fought in hararge against somali invaders. the others are cadres and the member of the former government WPE members. this was one of complicated and bad administration for the Ethiopian navy.

  • tefi

    ifet,
    The Ethiopian Navy (EN) had officers from different countries and with different background and various trainings. This comes as aresult of the may factors in the country. it worth particularly mentioning the 1966 revolution. Before that naval officers were trained at Massawa following curicullum appropriately designed for running the naval officers duties . that curriculum and training was compatable with international standards and western naval academies. The knowledge, skill , aswell as attitude of the midshipmwn was in line with typical naval duty with balanced education that can handle other leadership tasks in government offices as wel.After the revolution, many things happened. The extensive war in the north and east. The new political and ideological relationship with the eastern block, hitherto unseen. The new organization of the military system giving emphasis for political and security officers apart from the commanding officer. The EN can not be outside thes major changes. Some marines and other enlisted personnel bravely fought in the war front against Ziadbare and Shabia. Some were assigned as political officers. The new triangular military organization demands people as political leader and security officers/wetaderawi dehinenet/. The war also demands more militry personnel for all forces. The EN also got some officers educated and trainied at the eastern block countries.
    Due to all these factors EN has officers with different qualification and orientation. Those from NC are trainied as per the need of the naval duty, though the curriculum post 1970 was given more priority to academic subjects, the training was generall good. The officers from USSR were narrow in its scope given emphasis on specializaing in narrow areas even within a given area. The navigators , the gunners, the electricronic , the engineers were trained in avery narow areas, that creat a problem in handling naval duties that require all round personality and balanced educatiomn. As to political and seurity officers, majority of them come from the enlisted men given training for 6to 12 months at NC and graduated as ”SPECIAL DUTY OFFICERS” . These officers has contributed a lot by serving the navy on board ships and ashore. I dont see their mistake. The mistake may be if there is any is the then government. Donot forgert the tactic of ”Divide and rule”.
    One thing that we have not to forget is, we were serving under the then government in different capacities on different posts. some on the see other in the bases, others in the training institutions. some as security, some as politicians, some as fighters on board ships, keeping the territorial integrity of ethiopia. In discharging our duties many mistakes and challengs may be done. To my knowledge, this happened because to succesfully accomplish our goal. Mistakes does not happen to favor one or disfavor another.
    good luck

  • ifet

    tefi, I agree with your truth articles 100% about the SPECIAL DUTY OFFICERS.
    they were the backbone of the former Ethiopian navy and most of them are educated two- three years in abroad based on an international Naval curiculum. – most of them were teachers, instructors in the asmera naval college and asmera naval technical training center. -they do not have any mistakes & I am respecting them through my entire life in future.
    thank you sir!

  • Gebrye

    Thank you tefi, you are one of our prouding Ethiopian Navy member, who had writen the fact during your service perioad.
    That was the reality about the former Ethiopian Navy abslutely.
    Ethiopian and others readers should understand this was the truth in the former Ethiopian Navy.
    This was hapened including all the former Ethiopian Armed Forces as we heard and seen practicaly everything.

  • tefi

    //Dear Proagarfa,comment n0. 54 and others .
    Iwill like to inform you some thing about education in general and naval science in particular. With my little knowledge about the assignments at the NHQ , i would also mention how officers and men were assigned in the EN.
    1. Education Principles. Learning and teaching takes place, when atleast three things are in good shape. first, the curriculum , the curriculum sets learning objective. i.e, what you wont to achieve at the end of the course. It also indicates the number and sequence of courses , the delivery methods and the assessment/exam / echanism. If the curriculum is wrong, education is half destroyed. taking this principle into account, compare the curriculum of NC from 1948-1956 with specialization; from 1957 to 1974 wth general line, after 1975 intake with Bsc in naval science specialized in EXand Administrative branchs.
    What about the curriculum in the eastern block, alas things were in bad shape. Mid ship men should trainin and educated from simle to complex. Without having the basic military training at the early stage , how can you produce competent officers.
    2. the instructor/ facilitator /is anothe important aspect in learning environment. The trainors at NC were very selected officers and men not only in their level of education but in their attitude and skill for train midshipmen. Practically , the creams of the ethiopian navy were assigned to treach at NC.
    Whatabout at USSR? I donot know .one thing certain is they were not giving equal chance to learn what their officer candidates.i.e, they relegate us to second raters.
    3 . the student/trainee/ is also anothe aspect for training. particularly in a military setting, the age, his mental attitude and motivation determine considerably the learning outcome. In this context , at the NC, if midshipman indicates laxity and loss willingness to copeup with his education and military conduct, he will send to the ships to serve for two yars and then terminate from the service. Ihad never experienced such relegation in the eastern block academy. All admitted and all graduated.
    ii. About assignments in the EN.
    assignment at sea is made according to order of merit. Those with outstanding result were assigned on board operational ship. Others will follow the same. At times, it ahppened that for some posts “patronage”. rather than merit may prevail. This WAS NOT FOR THE WHOLE POSITION, ONLY FOR SOME CONSIDERED AS ”confidential”. Some times the preference of the individual was asked. Health and related problems was also considered. This is what i have for today.//
    roll call

  • edward mock

    This is to Firde Kebede.I am your old friend Hailu Bekele. contact me as soon as you read this message. this is the only way to get you.
    my e_mail address;
    hailubkl340@gmail.com

  • Alemu

    PLEASE ERGOYE MOHAMMED where are you?
    CONTACT ME THROUGH EMAIL alemutelilo@yahoo.com we were together tebase to asmera and massawa. do you remember our friends who had been killed in asmara? Philipos, Zewudu, and others.

  • solomon f

    is any body tell me about DIVERS

  • Lema

    dear Abiy,
    after the derg regime colapsed, most of the former ethiopian navy members are still now standing for “Ethiopia” and Ethiopian.
    you can imagine that the former Ethiopian Navy members from tigray-weyane and shabiya are insulting and degrading the others.
    it is very clear for you why they doing like this.

  • Abiy Belege

    Hi Lema, thank you for the clarification, sir.

  • Menta

    Hi Abiy!
    Can you say hi to Kapiten Mersha if you have contact with him as well as Lft Solomon , Alemayhu, Teka Benti and the rest.
    Thank you in advance

  • tefi

    To all Freninds and Foes as well.
    Do you remember the day to day. It is yekatit 4, which i never forget in my life. Yekatit 4/1982 E.C. Massawa Naval Base was captured and hundreds of our fighters and leaders including two commodores were massacared. The is to be rememebered for those who sacrifies their lifes for the teritorial intigirity and unity of the country. Yekatit 4 also remember bitterily those who sold our soil for the enemy. Yekatit 4 is rembered for the brutal action of SHABIA against the wonded and captured finally brutally killed SAILORS, SOLIDERS AND CIVILIANS.

  • Alemu

    ???? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??? ????? ??? ?? ??? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ?? ??????? ???? ?201 ?? ???? ???? ????? ?? ???? ??????

  • Alemu

    Is there some one explain to me about the secret of the ship which was fired by shabia around a weeks before the war of Massawa . I had seen while the ship was smoking because i was in 201.

  • ALEMU

    The ship which i am talking about is the Holand ship(BEGEZEW ENDESEMAHUT) i don’t know but i heard that it was coming from holand to ethiopian port Massawa. it was not war ship. At the time of the ship smoking the war ship Ethiopia(mother) and fregate 1616 were sent to found out what the problem was. Steal I have no idea why war ship Ethiopia sent some of BM 21 bulets at the direction of where the holandean ship (ENDETEBALEW)was smoking. We didn’t fire any gun because we have only ZU 23. Please any one let me know what was done at that time i think it was two or three weeks earler than the war Massawa.

  • Ergoye mohammed

    Alemu telilo
    here I am Ergoye from Switzerland you can contact me with this e-mail ergoye@hotmail.com

  • Abiye Belege

    Andualem, none of the above sailors nor others on this site are interested to know that information. Please find other sites to post comments such as the one posted above. By posting comments like that, tells us the type of person you turned out to be. Shame on you…

  • Menta

    you are right mr Abiyethank you.

  • solomon

    Andualem (aynalem) he is asking you or directly fackng you ? why you are distorting the name of innocent man in such manner ??? feel shame to expose yourself in such manner- I am sure you are the son of (tela shach) growing in buna quris (you can mentioning your mother name , not your father) – you are tesfegna of eth Navy (yeset lij) !!! mannerless . don’t scold our brother !!
    From the first beginning I hate this web – starting with scandal (argument).
    Those gentlemen in this web pls try not to participate such childish web – thereis another site.
    It loses the very task of the site (to unite)- No sensorship ???

  • andualem

    We know him very well he is gentle in all aspects – great thanks to him now me and others are in different part of the world !!! (I am from Uppsala-Stockholm-Sweden)really he is so smart in all aspects of his life !! there are some people has inferiority about him – he is doing hero that any body can’t do(risky mission in great responsible manner to save a no of naval personnel)? May be before 1. He was selected as positioned officer during Commodore Getachew’s time to Northern naval comand!!
    2. Before the war at Massawa The Admiral of the Navy selected him as Navigation Officer in Naval Head Quarter Addis Ababa! !!!
    All these are headaches for the others !! may be this is the case why distorting his name .
    We are respecting and loving him more than you imagine – so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Our dear brother Lt Fered kebede wishing you best for you . and we know you are living good and luxury life (abo yimechih )
    By now he is in another world ( miqegna is always down)

  • tadesse

    Pls- gentlemen ! we have to know what we are writing as a Naval member or else & what kind of message we are passing? , By the way personally appreciating & have great respect ion for your views towards to the unity of X-Navy personnel (the son of Commodore Belege= Ato Abiy ). Literally Abiy means great and big correct !!!
    Many people are not understanding the very reason (rationale)of this website is an intention to unite all rather than disunite.
    I think that is why many people are not participating & restricting themselves from comments (specially high officers that can bring so many experiences all through their service time ) on this web – scolding(vulgar words) or reproach is not Naval behaviour(performance), but Bars or Clubs ( even Navy has manner in Night Clubs or Bars)!!
    Is this our Experience to share to others ?? shame on
    Is this the manner to invite others to participate ??
    In such manner even I don’t like to open this particular site what ever !

  • Tatek Tewodros

    some of the russian graduate fake officers, still now acting and writting as a hero their shamefull, none Military appearance behave ” HIJACKING OUR WAR SHIPS ” deserting the line of duty.
    as the soldier, everyone must doing the line of duty, until he/she dies.
    the Asmarra Naval college officers were trained nicely in all kind of proffesions, about four Years and very adapted with the enlisted crew in leading military manner, speaking and writting excellent Naval Terminology(English) and leading in confident.
    All of them were swearing in the name of Ethiopian and Ethiopia to keep up every line of duty, until they are died.
    all of ethiopian navy Ships Hijackers are criminal Persons, to be shamefull as they had given their own Ethiopian Land,Sea and Naval members to the Enemy target. Firde was one of them. please do not write as an achivement.

  • Tatek Tewodros

    andualem, during the hijacking events, who were leading the F1616 hijackers by Firde kebede, one of the 73 intake genene was killed as we heard in addis abeba. who killed genene? why do he ashamed keep quit(Firde)? you can read the above comments, what he said in the chart room? that is clear for us, what he and others were doing.
    all the Ethiopian navy patrol boats and ships were on line of duty, when Firde and others left to sudanese port.
    It is known that, F1616 crew was fought heroicaly against shabiyan pirates boats burnt a lot.
    the most ships crew are still now blaming him(Firde). everybody, who were with him and others hijackers and commented for criminals as an achivemnets, shame on you as NAVY SOLDIERS. THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL MILITARY NEVER ALLOWED THIS AT ALL.

  • Lema

    dear the former Ethiopian Navy members, still now the rood enemies are diturbing us writting bad words. all the duplicated comments are done by them. not our beloved Eth- Navy members. we are still strong never surrender to Ethiopian enemies.

  • Lema

    russian graduate fake officers are making puzle and writting very rude words, when the truth comes out. generally, most of them did not learnt military rules & regulations, that is why they reminding the shamefull hijacking event as a heroical background and bad words.

  • lema fandiya

    I AM ALSO A MEMBER OF ETHIOPIAN NAVY
    I AM TRYING TO GIVE SOME WRONG COMMENTS THAT I READ SO FAR .
    1. IN OUR NAVY (OR OTHER NAVY)CANDIDATES ARE SENT TO ABROAD BY THE CRITERIA HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION’S ONLY .(IS THE CANDIDATE CAPABLE FOR LEARNING COLLEGE ABROAD or not ?)-ANY ONE CAN CHECK THE ESLCE RESULT OR THEIR UNIVERSITY RESULT ETC. THOSE WHO HAS LESS POINT WILL LEARN IN THE ETHIOPIAN NAVAL COLLEGE(THIS IS THE TRUTH). Don’t guess pls. that you have no Idea about !!
    BUT THE COMMISSION IS NOT CONSIDERING THE RACE. COLOR,FACE, LANGUAGE AS CRITERIA FOR SCOLARSHIP ETC.
    MAY BE SOME PEOPLE GIVE THEIR WRONG SUGGESGTION – DUETO THEY ARE NOT INTITLED TO HAVE SUCH A CHANCE DURING THERE TIME 0N THE PAST.
    2. IF ANY ONE LIKES OR NOT – THE TRAINING COURCE (COLLEGE) OF CADETS OR INLISTED PERSONNELS DEPEND ON THE POLITICAL SITUATION OF THE COUNTRY(THE PRINCIPLE OF THE GOVERNMENT)(YOU ARE BUILDING THE SOCIALIST /COMMUNIST SOCIETY- DO YOU NEED TO GO TO USA ORELSE IMPOSSIBLE !!!- IF YOU LIKE OR NOT YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT THE ETHIOPIAN NAVY IS UNDER MINSTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE(MOND)-
    3. THERE IS ONE COMMON KNOWLEDGE – ALL HIGHER EDUCATION S ABROAD ALMOST THE SAME( EAST OR WEST)- THE MARINE SCIENCE IS THE SAME (ONLY LANGUAGE DIFFERENCE ).THE BASIC OF ALL SCIENCES LIKE PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY-ASTRONOMY AND OTHERS- ALL LAWS OF SCIENCE S ARE COMPLETELY THE SAME 100%.
    IN SOVIET UNION (ONLY BECAUSE EVERY MAN IS AGAINST OF COMMUNISM )
    - AROUND 18 COUNTRIES ARE LEARED TOGETHER
    - GERMAN(EAST), INDIAN, KOREA NORTH, KOREA SOUTH,INDONESIAN, ALGERIA, YEMEN(NORTH), YEMEN (SOUTH), GUINE (BOTH), VIETNAM. CUBA, ANGOLA, MOZAMBIQUE,SYRIA, LIBIYA ,AND ETHIOPIA – DO YOU THINK ALL THIS COUNTRY
    HAVE’NT STRONG NAVY ?? – THE RUSSIANS ARE THE FIRST MANKIND TO SPACE- IMAGINE IN THE LATE 1960 – THE WORLD KNOWN IN MARINE SCIENCE ( SUBMARIENES)- IN ALL MILITART STANDARD- TILL NOW A DAYS –ASK AMERICANS !!
    NOW A DAYS IN SUCH BIG ECONOMICAL CRISES THE ONLY TWO COUNTRIES NOT SUFFURED IS THE RUSSIAN AND CHINA !! CONSULT ECONOMISTS- FACT IS FACT
    -EVEN IN GULF COUNTRIES- IRAN AND OTHERS ARE FULLY HEARTED TO DO WHAT EVER THEY LIKE IS BECAUSE OF RUSSIAN S ARE WITH THE- REMEMBERTHE LAST YEAR WAR IN GEORGIA- HOW RUSSIANS ARE STRONG ENOUGH- THEY WILL DO WHAT EVER THEY LIKE- POWERFUL COUNTRY – ASK PRSEDENT BARACK OBAMA – HE WILL ANSWER YOU !! WHO IS GIVING A CHANCE TO TO JUDGE THIS COUNTRY IS BETTER THAN THIS AND SO ON …!!!
    BY NOW THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOTEL IN THE CAPITAL CITY – DOUBLE FROM WASHINGTON DC 5 STAR OR ANY OTHER 4, 3 STARS – BY THE WAY CHECK FOR BOOKING !!!S
    WHERE IS COMMUNIST CHINA NOW ???
    THE CHINEESE EXPORT THEIR GOODS TO USA PER / YEAR 3.5 TRILLION USD ON THE CONTRARY USA EXPORT TO CHINA 75 BILLION USD – IMAGINE !!! KEFO
    4. PREVIOUSLY OUR NAVAL OFFICERS ARE LEARNED IN LAS VEGAS AND OTHER PLACES IN THE USA-
    REALY IN LEUTENANT RANK THEY ARE THE C O (COMMANDING OFFICERS OF GUN BOATS IN THE ETHIOPIAN NAVY) –DURING THIS TIME WHEN GUN BOATS ARE COMING NEAR HARBOUR . BELIVE ME OR NOT EVEN FIRE BRIGADE IS STANDING NEAR JETTY AREA- EVEN SOMETIMES COLLUSSION HAPPENED AT SEA.
    LANDING CRAFT NOT L-1037 /1038 /1035/1036 TYPE –(SAVOA TRANSPORTATION TO PORT) THIS LANDING CRAFT WAS COMANDED BY FRESH OFFICERS (SUB LEUTENANTS). THIS WAS OUR OLD NAVY. I SWEAR IN GOD !! ASK ANY OLD OFFICERS !!
    BUT IN EARLY 80 AND 90 CADETS GRADUATED FOM USSR OR BULGARIA OR (EASTERN EUROPE COUNTRY.
    a) CADETS ARE LEARNED BY PROFFESSIONS ( NAVIGATION. ELECTRONICS. ELECTRICIAN ENGINERING. GUNNER , TELECOMMUNICATION AND OTHERS.
    b) HOW AN OFFICER LEARNED GUNNERY OR OTHER TECHNICAL FIELD – IMMIDIATELY CAN TAKE OVER COMMAND(ASSIGNED) TO BE THE CO OF THE SHIP? WRONG ASSIGNMENT!!!
    c) REMEMBER THE ASSIGNMENT OF ALL NAVAL PERSONNEL CAME FROM ABROAD FOR THE FIRST TIME WAS COMPLETELY WRONG !! THAT IS WHY LATER -ADVISERS FROM THE SOVIET AND BULGARIANS/CUBANS ADVISING THE HQ –
    a) TO GIVE REFRESHMENT COURSE – 4 WEEKS b)DRILLS AND OTHERS RELATED COURCE(LIKE LOCAL COMMUNICATION + MESSEGES ETC ).
    d) FAST STRIKING BOATS, MISSILE BOATS. TORPEDO BOATS AND OTHER MODERN EQUIPED BOATS 99% OF THE NAVY HANDED OVER BY RUSSIAN OFFICERS, BUT THE GENERAL COMAND , ALL SHORE ESTABLISHMENT INCLDING THE OPERATING FORCES COMMAND (SHIPS GENERAL COMMAND) BY OLD AMERICAN EDUCATED NAVAL PERSONNEL- HEAD OF NAVAL LOGISTIC, THE CO OF ETHIOPIAN NAVY. THE CHIEFOF STAFF, THE NAVAL INTELEGENCE, THE NAVAL POLITICS, THE HEAD OF NAVAL MEDICAL, HEAD OF NAVAL COMMUNICATION, THE HEAD OF NAVAL TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT , HEAD OF NAVAL PERSONNEL ALL ARE AMERICAN NAVY GRADUATES. ( EVERY THING IS UNDER THEIR CONTROL), BUT POSITION WITH OUT MODERN SHIP’S KNOWLEDGE IS MEANINGLESS.(THAT IS THE WEAKNESS OF OUR NAVY !! THAT IS THE RESULT OF OUR NAVY!!
    FROM THE MOND(MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE) ALL ARMED FORCES – GROUND FORCE, NAVAL FORCE AND AIR FORCE HIGH OFFICERS OBLIGED (ORDERD) TO TAKE A COURCE IN SOVIET UNION (LEARNING IS NOT A CRIME- SUPPOSE IF YOU KNOW IT IS ADDITIONAL M IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOU WILL GAIN CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE )– ATLEAST TO HAVE IDEA ABOUT MODERN SHIPS- BUT MOST OF OUR OFFICERS ARE REFUSING TO LEARN – BECAUSE THEY ARE LEARNING IN USA – HOW THEY ARE LEARNING IN USSR ( WRONG OUT LOOK)- I REMEMBER COMODOR BELEGE FALL DOWN IN THE SNOW (USSR)ACCEDENT ON HIS LEG. ANY HOW
    AS ONE OF OUR PO MENTIONED IN THIS SITE – OUR HIGH OFFICIALS – THEY ARE SENDING PEOPLE TO USSR AND THEY THEMSELVES ARE NOT WELCOMING THESE NEW OFFICERS – “ LANGUAGE IS NOT A SCIENCE, BUT AN ART “ MY AUNT LIVES IN AMERICA FOR 35 YEARS, BUT SHE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT EDUCATION, BUT FLUENT IN ENGLISH. THERFOR LANGUAGE IS NOT A MEASURE FOR THE KNOWLEDGE -
    DO YOU THINK THAT WE HAVE TO CONCEDER HER(MY AUNT) AS PROFFESSOR? NO SHE IS ILLETRACY(MEHAYEM) , BUT SHE HAS TWO DOCTORS, TWO MASTRET HOLDERS. ( 4 CHILDREN).
    5. SOME ONE MENTIONED – I HAVE A POINT TO BE AN OFFICER, BUT I LIKE TO BE SEAMAN/WHICH IS MEANINGLESS- “ A SOLDIER ISNOT DREAMING TO BE AN ADMIRAL IS NOT A SOLDIER”
    6. IF I AM LEARNING TILL NOW . I WILL BE PROFFESSOR- BUT, I AM NOT LEARNING , SO I AM NOT PROFFESSOR.
    7. STUDENTS SEND ABROAD FOR HIGH EDUCATION (SPECIALY) IN USSR NOT FAILD ALL PASSED ) a) THERE ARE SOME – OFCOURSE VERY FEW ARE UNDER GRADUATED EVEN RETURNED TO THEIR COUNTRY. 2% BUT MAINLY THE REASON (TO PASS)IS …
    B) THE HIGH COMMISSION SELEC TED STUDENTS WHO CAN LEARN (COMPLETE THE COURSE).
    C) ALL ETHIOPIANS GOING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ARE NOT JOKING OR WASTING THEIR TIME, BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEIR AIM – WHY THEY ARE WESTING 4-6 YEARS FOR NOTHING, THEREFOR THEY STUDY AND WORK HARD , THAT IS WHY THEY WILL PASS !! BUT NOT AS OUR BROTHER IS THINKING ABOVE – PLS – THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLLEGE AND TRAINING CENTER.(LIKE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGHER AND LOWER EDUCATION)
    IF THERE IS EXAM AND DEFENDING COURSE FOR GRADUATION OFCOURSE THERE SHOULD BE FAIL. AND PASS, IT IS NOT A MUST ALL TO FAIL OR PASS- IT IS NOT LIKE GRADE 8 OR 9.
    IT WILL CONTINUE ….

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  • lema fandiya

    I AM ALSO A MEMBER OF ETHIOPIAN NAVY
    I AM TRYING TO GIVE SOME WRONG COMMENTS THAT I READ SO FAR .
    1. IN OUR NAVY (OR OTHER NAVY)CANDIDATES ARE SENT TO ABROAD BY THE CRITERIA HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION’S ONLY .(IS THE CANDIDATE CAPABLE FOR LEARNING COLLEGE ABROAD or not ?)-ANY ONE CAN CHECK THE ESLCE RESULT OR THEIR UNIVERSITY RESULT ETC. THOSE WHO HAS LESS POINT WILL LEARN IN THE ETHIOPIAN NAVAL COLLEGE(THIS IS THE TRUTH). Don’t guess pls. that you have no Idea about !!
    BUT THE COMMISSION IS NOT CONSIDERING THE RACE. COLOR,FACE, LANGUAGE AS CRITERIA FOR SCOLARSHIP ETC.
    MAY BE SOME PEOPLE GIVE THEIR WRONG SUGGESGTION – DUETO THEY ARE NOT INTITLED TO HAVE SUCH A CHANCE DURING THERE TIME 0N THE PAST.
    2. IF ANY ONE LIKES OR NOT – THE TRAINING COURCE (COLLEGE) OF CADETS OR INLISTED PERSONNELS DEPEND ON THE POLITICAL SITUATION OF THE COUNTRY(THE PRINCIPLE OF THE GOVERNMENT)(YOU ARE BUILDING THE SOCIALIST /COMMUNIST SOCIETY- DO YOU NEED TO GO TO USA ORELSE IMPOSSIBLE !!!- IF YOU LIKE OR NOT YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT THE ETHIOPIAN NAVY IS UNDER MINSTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE(MOND)-
    3. THERE IS ONE COMMON KNOWLEDGE – ALL HIGHER EDUCATION S ABROAD ALMOST THE SAME( EAST OR WEST)- THE MARINE SCIENCE IS THE SAME (ONLY LANGUAGE DIFFERENCE ).THE BASIC OF ALL SCIENCES LIKE PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY-ASTRONOMY AND OTHERS- ALL LAWS OF SCIENCE S ARE COMPLETELY THE SAME 100%.
    IN SOVIET UNION (ONLY BECAUSE EVERY MAN IS AGAINST OF COMMUNISM )
    - AROUND 18 COUNTRIES ARE LEARED TOGETHER
    - GERMAN(EAST), INDIAN, KOREA NORTH, KOREA SOUTH,INDONESIAN, ALGERIA, YEMEN(NORTH), YEMEN (SOUTH), GUINE (BOTH), VIETNAM. CUBA, ANGOLA, MOZAMBIQUE,SYRIA, LIBIYA ,AND ETHIOPIA – DO YOU THINK ALL THIS COUNTRY
    HAVE’NT STRONG NAVY ?? – THE RUSSIANS ARE THE FIRST MANKIND TO SPACE- IMAGINE IN THE LATE 1960 – THE WORLD KNOWN IN MARINE SCIENCE ( SUBMARIENES)- IN ALL MILITART STANDARD- TILL NOW A DAYS –ASK AMERICANS !!
    NOW A DAYS IN SUCH BIG ECONOMICAL CRISES THE ONLY TWO COUNTRIES NOT SUFFURED IS THE RUSSIAN AND CHINA !! CONSULT ECONOMISTS- FACT IS FACT
    -EVEN IN GULF COUNTRIES- IRAN AND OTHERS ARE FULLY HEARTED TO DO WHAT EVER THEY LIKE IS BECAUSE OF RUSSIAN S ARE WITH THE- REMEMBERTHE LAST YEAR WAR IN GEORGIA- HOW RUSSIANS ARE STRONG ENOUGH- THEY WILL DO WHAT EVER THEY LIKE- POWERFUL COUNTRY – ASK PRSEDENT BARACK OBAMA – HE WILL ANSWER YOU !! WHO IS GIVING A CHANCE TO TO JUDGE THIS COUNTRY IS BETTER THAN THIS AND SO ON …!!!
    BY NOW THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOTEL IN THE CAPITAL CITY – DOUBLE FROM WASHINGTON DC 5 STAR OR ANY OTHER 4, 3 STARS – BY THE WAY CHECK FOR BOOKING !!!S
    WHERE IS COMMUNIST CHINA NOW ???
    THE CHINEESE EXPORT THEIR GOODS TO USA PER / YEAR 3.5 TRILLION USD ON THE CONTRARY USA EXPORT TO CHINA 75 BILLION USD – IMAGINE !!! KEFO
    4. PREVIOUSLY OUR NAVAL OFFICERS ARE LEARNED IN LAS VEGAS AND OTHER PLACES IN THE USA-
    REALY IN LEUTENANT RANK THEY ARE THE C O (COMMANDING OFFICERS OF GUN BOATS IN THE ETHIOPIAN NAVY) –DURING THIS TIME WHEN GUN BOATS ARE COMING NEAR HARBOUR . BELIVE ME OR NOT EVEN FIRE BRIGADE IS STANDING NEAR JETTY AREA- EVEN SOMETIMES COLLUSSION HAPPENED AT SEA.
    LANDING CRAFT NOT L-1037 /1038 /1035/1036 TYPE –(SAVOA TRANSPORTATION TO PORT) THIS LANDING CRAFT WAS COMANDED BY FRESH OFFICERS (SUB LEUTENANTS). THIS WAS OUR OLD NAVY. I SWEAR IN GOD !! ASK ANY OLD OFFICERS !!
    BUT IN EARLY 80 AND 90 CADETS GRADUATED FOM USSR OR BULGARIA OR (EASTERN EUROPE COUNTRY.
    a) CADETS ARE LEARNED BY PROFFESSIONS ( NAVIGATION. ELECTRONICS. ELECTRICIAN ENGINERING. GUNNER , TELECOMMUNICATION AND OTHERS.
    b) HOW AN OFFICER LEARNED GUNNERY OR OTHER TECHNICAL FIELD – IMMIDIATELY CAN TAKE OVER COMMAND(ASSIGNED) TO BE THE CO OF THE SHIP? WRONG ASSIGNMENT!!!
    c) REMEMBER THE ASSIGNMENT OF ALL NAVAL PERSONNEL CAME FROM ABROAD FOR THE FIRST TIME WAS COMPLETELY WRONG !! THAT IS WHY LATER -ADVISERS FROM THE SOVIET AND BULGARIANS/CUBANS ADVISING THE HQ –
    a) TO GIVE REFRESHMENT COURSE – 4 WEEKS b)DRILLS AND OTHERS RELATED COURCE(LIKE LOCAL COMMUNICATION + MESSEGES ETC ).
    d) FAST STRIKING BOATS, MISSILE BOATS. TORPEDO BOATS AND OTHER MODERN EQUIPED BOATS 99% OF THE NAVY HANDED OVER BY RUSSIAN OFFICERS, BUT THE GENERAL COMAND , ALL SHORE ESTABLISHMENT INCLDING THE OPERATING FORCES COMMAND (SHIPS GENERAL COMMAND) BY OLD AMERICAN EDUCATED NAVAL PERSONNEL- HEAD OF NAVAL LOGISTIC, THE CO OF ETHIOPIAN NAVY. THE CHIEFOF STAFF, THE NAVAL INTELEGENCE, THE NAVAL POLITICS, THE HEAD OF NAVAL MEDICAL, HEAD OF NAVAL COMMUNICATION, THE HEAD OF NAVAL TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT , HEAD OF NAVAL PERSONNEL ALL ARE AMERICAN NAVY GRADUATES. ( EVERY THING IS UNDER THEIR CONTROL), BUT POSITION WITH OUT MODERN SHIP’S KNOWLEDGE IS MEANINGLESS.(THAT IS THE WEAKNESS OF OUR NAVY !! THAT IS THE RESULT OF OUR NAVY!!
    FROM THE MOND(MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE) ALL ARMED FORCES – GROUND FORCE, NAVAL FORCE AND AIR FORCE HIGH OFFICERS OBLIGED (ORDERD) TO TAKE A COURCE IN SOVIET UNION (LEARNING IS NOT A CRIME- SUPPOSE IF YOU KNOW IT IS ADDITIONAL M IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOU WILL GAIN CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE )– ATLEAST TO HAVE IDEA ABOUT MODERN SHIPS- BUT MOST OF OUR OFFICERS ARE REFUSING TO LEARN – BECAUSE THEY ARE LEARNING IN USA – HOW THEY ARE LEARNING IN USSR ( WRONG OUT LOOK)- I REMEMBER COMODOR BELEGE FALL DOWN IN THE SNOW (USSR)ACCEDENT ON HIS LEG. ANY HOW
    AS ONE OF OUR PO MENTIONED IN THIS SITE – OUR HIGH OFFICIALS – THEY ARE SENDING PEOPLE TO USSR AND THEY THEMSELVES ARE NOT WELCOMING THESE NEW OFFICERS – “ LANGUAGE IS NOT A SCIENCE, BUT AN ART “ MY AUNT LIVES IN AMERICA FOR 35 YEARS, BUT SHE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT EDUCATION, BUT FLUENT IN ENGLISH. THERFOR LANGUAGE IS NOT A MEASURE FOR THE KNOWLEDGE -
    DO YOU THINK THAT WE HAVE TO CONCEDER HER(MY AUNT) AS PROFFESSOR? NO SHE IS ILLETRACY(MEHAYEM) , BUT SHE HAS TWO DOCTORS, TWO MASTRET HOLDERS. ( 4 CHILDREN).
    5. SOME ONE MENTIONED – I HAVE A POINT TO BE AN OFFICER, BUT I LIKE TO BE SEAMAN/WHICH IS MEANINGLESS- “ A SOLDIER ISNOT DREAMING TO BE AN ADMIRAL IS NOT A SOLDIER”
    6. IF I AM LEARNING TILL NOW . I WILL BE PROFFESSOR- BUT, I AM NOT LEARNING , SO I AM NOT PROFFESSOR.
    7. STUDENTS SEND ABROAD FOR HIGH EDUCATION (SPECIALY) IN USSR NOT FAILD ALL PASSED ) a) THERE ARE SOME – OFCOURSE VERY FEW ARE UNDER GRADUATED EVEN RETURNED TO THEIR COUNTRY. 2% BUT MAINLY THE REASON (TO PASS)IS …
    B) THE HIGH COMMISSION SELEC TED STUDENTS WHO CAN LEARN (COMPLETE THE COURSE).
    C) ALL ETHIOPIANS GOING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ARE NOT JOKING OR WASTING THEIR TIME, BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEIR AIM – WHY THEY ARE WESTING 4-6 YEARS FOR NOTHING, THEREFOR THEY STUDY AND WORK HARD , THAT IS WHY THEY WILL PASS !! BUT NOT AS OUR BROTHER IS THINKING ABOVE – PLS – THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLLEGE AND TRAINING CENTER.(LIKE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGHER AND LOWER EDUCATION)
    IF THERE IS EXAM AND DEFENDING COURSE FOR GRADUATION OFCOURSE THERE SHOULD BE FAIL. AND PASS, IT IS NOT A MUST ALL TO FAIL OR PASS- IT IS NOT LIKE GRADE 8 OR 9.
    IT WILL CONTINUE ….

    lema fandiyaw negn

  • Andualem

    Guys…no bady like the reality…that is why all you Russian “girf” officers are shouting by suporting Mother facker Firde kebede.

  • denden

    You had an illegal Naval force and we defeted you in Massawa in 1991

  • shitayee

    I have great respect ion for ethiopian shiping line . I am always dreaming to be a member so please tell me the criteria to apply for the trainee captain of ethiopian shiping line (educational,age,body appearance application dates and others)

  • asebe

    Hi All

    The Enemy had no equipment of their own, despite that they were able to rout the mighty Ethiopian Navy with what they were able to capture from Ethiopian military adventures in Eritrea. As a result, the Ethiopian Navy is no more!!! How about the TRUTH FOR A CHANGE!!!

  • Andu

    You old navy staffs, we need to react in a very professional manner in such way that it reflects we respect each other like in those good old days. In fact, Firde Kebde did a historical mistake and embarrassed himself and people around him including his family. He regrets the rest of his life by what he did to the Ethiopian navy.
    By the way, I am proud of serving the Ethiopian people and navy.

  • tesfaye

    nice to read comments from former nevy members, please if any one knows (Samson who saved me my live during Massawa war, he was on GB boat) contact me. At least I want to tank him one more time!! WITH OUT HIS HELP FOR SURE I WAS DOWN TO THE BOTTOM IN RED SEA!

  • degefe

    I was disappointed by those coments which were given by different peoples ,the truth is we are still united x_naval members our love for our country is endless

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