New Caledonia: D’Entrecasteaux in support of a hydrographic mission

August 30, 2018 (Google Translation) – From August 17 to 27, 2018, the D’Entrecasteaux multi-mission building (B2M) supported the Pacific Oceanographic Group (GOP). Deployed in the Chesterfields i , the objective of this mission was to recover hydrographic data in these still badly watered or even non-hydrographed waters. For this purpose, personnel and equipment (boats, tide gauges, GPS station) were embarked aboard the B2M. The main asset for this mission is the loading of a GOP star equipped with a multibeam sounder and capable of performing accurate and faster hydrographic…

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FS D’Entrecasteaux Rescues Couple in Vanuatu Waters

Google Translation Currently engaged in the Castor mission, the B2M D’Entrecasteaux rescued a couple from drowning during the night of June 12 to 13, 2018. While the ship was wet near the island of Vao to unload the equipment and staff of the Castor mission, the watchman noticed, at 04:30, a person on the B2M’s diving chamber. After having boarded, this person explained that he was sailing with his wife in a pirogue to join Vao and that the bad weather had made them capsize. A search operation was immediately…

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Champlain supplies the Scattered Islands

On February 17, 2018, Champlain Multi-Mission Building (B2M) embarked on a new Scattered Islands Refueling Tour (TRDI). These islands, scattered in the Mozambique Channel in western Madagascar, represent an important economic and political stake for France. The seaborne freight transport is essential for these easily accessible by air and islands inhabited only by military detachments of the 2 nd Regiment of Marine Infantry Parachute (RPIMa) and the Foreign Legion . From Europa to Glorious via Juan de Nova, the transport of food and other equipment to the islands is often…

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Return mission Passion 2017 for the Bougainville

Google Translation On November 25, 2017, after almost 3 months spent driving the Passion 2017 mission, the Bougainville multi-mission building (B2M) docked at 9am at the Papeete naval base. Starting on September 4, 2017, crew B of the ship, commanded by Lieutenant Alexis Gollnisch, crisscrossed the Eastern Pacific during a three-part mission. The first part of the mission was devoted to the assertion of French sovereignty over the island and the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Clipperton . The crew, reinforced by the NEDEX (Neutralization, Removal, Destruction of Explosive Devices)…

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Bougainville First Visit to Australes

Google Translation March 7, 2017 – From 2 to 17 February 2017, the Bougainville multi-mission building (B2M) carried out its first mission in the Australes archipelago. During these fortnight, the new building and its crew went into contact with the population. For its first operational deployment, crew B of Bougainville left its port base for a duration of two weeks in order to sail in the Polynesian archipelago of the Australes located more than 600 km to the South of Tahiti. The mission was devoted to the surveillance of the…

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