Tonnerre Completes HADR Mission in Beirut

September 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier set sail from the port of Beirut on Friday, September 4, 2020, marking the end of its engagement in Operation Friendship. During a month of projection in Lebanon, the PHA and its 400 soldiers made a decisive contribution to the assistance and emergency mission carried out for the benefit…

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FS Tonnerre Crewmembers Repairs Beirut Pilot Boat

August 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday August 6, 2020, the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) was put on alert to participate in the support provided by France for the benefit of Lebanon. Arrived in Beirut on August 13, the Tonnerre sailors were put ashore to help rebuild the port, the country’s economic heart. Among these projects, that of…

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France Charters MN Calao for Beirut HADR

August 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – After the departure of the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre for Beirut on Sunday August 9, it was the turn of the chartered vessel MN Calao to set sail on Wednesday August 12 evening for Lebanon. It carries 1600 tonnes of material on board, including around one hundred military vehicles and devices (trailers, etc.)…

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FS Tonnerre Trains Gabonese Forces

July 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – On June 28, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre trained with the Gabonese administrations in charge of maritime surveillance in the Libreville estuary. At the heart of the training, a fast boat interception exercise and a winch by Caiman. While sailing in the Gulf of Guinea on a Corymbe mission, the PHA Tonnerre crew…

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FS Tonnerre Deploying in Support of Civil Health Authorities

March 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – The amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre of the French Navy stands ready to leave its port-base of Toulon for Ajaccio, in order to evacuate patients affected by Covid-19 to hospitals in the Provence-Alpes region- French Riviera (PACA). PHA Tonnerre and its 200 sailors are preparing to intervene in the framework of the coronavirus crisis…

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