BSAM Rhône Admitted to Active Service

January 23, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 22nd January, Admiral Prazuck signed the ASA du Rhône, the second largest metropolitan support and assistance building.

The Chief of the Naval Staff praised this deployment in the Arctic zone. He cites, to the order of the maritime force, the crew A of the BSAM Rhône, who “distinguished himself by borrowing, without assistance and for the first time in the history of the Navy, the passage of the North -Is […] and has shown availability, dedication and a remarkable ability to adapt to new and complex situations “.
The second unit in a series of four buildings, the Rhône has recently returned from its first long-term deployment (DLD). He circus flew 19,000 nautical miles, including the Northeast Passage, from the Norwegian Sea to the Bering Strait, through the Barents, Kara, Laptevn Siberia and Tukukche Seas. . He found his base port, Brest, after passing through the Panama Canal.

Armed with two crews of 17 sailors each, the BSAMs perform a wide variety of missions in support of the forces, safeguarding people and goods, and maritime support. This includes the towing of large naval units, life saving missions and environmental protection, the fight against marine pollution or anchoring work. The military programming law 2019-2025 provides for 4 units of the type, of which the last two, La Seine and La Garonne, will be admitted to active duty in 2019.