FS Entrecasteaux Patrols Wallis and Futuna EEZ

July 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed since early July, the Entrecasteaux Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) has patrolled for several days in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Wallis and Futuna. With twelve hours of time difference and more than 16000km separating it from Paris, the territory of Wallis and Futuna is the furthest from the metropolis. It…

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Dumont d’Urville Prepares for Hurricane Season

May 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – Based in Fort-de-France, the overseas support and assistance building (BSAOM) Dumont d’Urville, admitted to active service on April 17, brings to the armed forces in the Antilles (FAA) a new light amphibious capability . Among the means of this particularly versatile new building is indeed a service boat capable of transporting and disembarking vehicles,…

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FS Champlain Donates Fuel to Madagascar Navy

May 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – On May 16, the overseas support and assistance building (BSAOM) Champlain made a technical stopover in Diego-Suarez, Madagascar, in order to supply the Malagasy patrol vessel Trozona. Twenty cubic meters of diesel fuel for navigation were thus delivered free of charge. Despite the constraints imposed by the current health situation in terms of physical…

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Dumont d’Urville Admitted to Active Service April 17

April 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Dumont d’Urville was admitted to active service on April 17, 2020 by Admiral Christophe Prazuck, Chief of the Naval Staff. Fourth and last born in its series, the Dumont d’Urville joins the ranks of the Navy with its “sistership” D’Entrecasteaux and Bougainville , both admitted in 2016,…

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FS Bougainville Passes the 100,000 Nautical Mile Mark

March 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – Admitted to active service on December 16, 2016, the BSAOM Bougainville passed the symbolic 100,000 nautical mark at the beginning of March 2020. His base port being Papeete, he sailed his first nautical routes between Brest and Tahiti at the end of 2016. Integrated into the armed forces in French Polynesia (FAPF), Le Bougainville…

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