Ballarat Protects Energy Resources

October 20, 2020 – The crew of HMAS Ballarat has been reminded of the important role Navy plays in protecting Australia’s vital offshore energy resources, and the nation’s prosperity. An offshore gas platform and supporting vessels served as the backdrop to the silhouette of HMAS Ballarat’s superstructure as she patrolled through waters north-west of Western Australia on October 18. With…

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FS D’Entrecasteaux Conducts Patrol of New Caledonia EEZ

October 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – On September 21, the building of support and assistance in overseas (BSAOM) Entrecasteaux of the Armed Forces of New Caledonia (FANC), set sail to conduct a mission of nearly three weeks in the economic zone exclusive (ZEE) of New Caledonia. The main objective of this patrol is to ensure the protection of French maritime…

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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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Việt Nam Requests China Investigate Hoàng Sa Incident

June 14, 2020 – Việt Nam has asked China to investigate the incident where Chinese vessels seriously disrupted a Vietnamese fishing boat in Hoàng Sa (Paracel) archipelago’s waters on June 10. Relevant agencies said Việt Nam’s fishing boat QNg 96416 TS was moving about seven nautical miles to the south of Lincoln Island when a steel vessel plated 4006 (allegedly…

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Japan Announces DPRK Ballistic Missile Launch

A suspected ballistic missile was fired from North Korea. It is estimated that they will not fly into Japan’s territory and will not fall into Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The recent repeated launches of ballistic missiles by North Korea are serious issues for the entire international community, including Japan. In order to protect the lives and property of the…

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Nivôse Patrols Iles Keruelen EEZ

February 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – From February 7 to 17, 2020, the surveillance frigate (FS) Nivôse patrolled the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Kerguelen Islands with a view to exercising its sovereignty missions, more particularly in areas of world heritage in the humanity, and to control possible acts of illegal, unreported and unauthorized fishing (IUU), within the framework…

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