La Glorieuse and a Gardian take part in Operation Kuru Kuru 2018

October 30, 2018 (Google Translation) – From October 1st to 12th, 2018, La Glorieuse was deployed in the area of ​​permanent responsibility of the Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC) to participate in the Kuru Kuru regional fisheries control operation 2018, coordinated from the regional fisheries surveillance center (RFSC) based in Honiara (Solomon Islands). The forces of twenty-one nations took part in this operation, which oversaw a large part of the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of the South Pacific countries.

La Glorieuse has thus patrolled international waters between Vanuatu and Fiji, and in the Vanuatu EEZ. A member of the Vanuatine police embarked for the occasion. During these two weeks of deployment, La Glorieuse traveled some 2,600 nautical miles, or approximately 4,800 km, and interacted with a Gardian of the 25F flotilla deployed in Port Vila (Vanuatu).

As a unique opportunity to enhance FANC interoperability with their South Pacific partners, Kuru Kuru is also a good example of regional cooperation to combat illegal fishing.

Within their zone of permanent responsibility, the 1,450 armed forces of New Caledonia’s main missions are to ensure the sovereignty of France, to animate regional cooperation and to maintain privileged relations with all riparian countries. The FANC regularly pledge their resources for assistance operations to the population, in support of other State services.