FS La Combattante Commissioned at Saint Malo

June 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – On June 12, 2019, Lieutenant-Commander Jean-Christophe Dherbécourt was recognized as the first commander of the PAG by Rear-Admiral Thierry Catard, Deputy Admiral Brest, commanding the Naval Action Force. The launch of this patrol boat was decided by Florence Parly, Minister of the Armies following Hurricane IRMA which touched the Antilles in September 2017 in order to reinforce the means of the Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA). Launched November 22, 2018 in Saint-Malo, the PAG is the third and last copy of his series.…

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Laplace maps the port and waters of the Abidjan lagoon

February 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The hydrographic building (BH) Laplace sailed on 23 January 2019 from Brest for the hydrographic mission ZMATO 2019 (Eastern Atlantic Maritime Zone) that will take place for several months in the Gulf of Guinea. After a turbulent crossing of the Bay of Biscay and a stopover in Dakar, the first survey conducted by Laplace , supported by the Naval Station of the French Forces in Ivory Coast (FFCI), was to survey the lagoon of Abidjan and to update the nautical charts of the first…

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FS Dumont d’Urville Delivered

January 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – On January 16, 2019 in Brest, CA Catard, an organic deputy in Brest of the admiral commanding the Naval Action Force, was aboard the BSAOM Dumont d’Urville to pronounce the passage of the vessel from civilian status to that of military. Marked by the first lifting of the colors, this ceremony was also the occasion of the presentation of pennant to the unit and the taking of command of the CC Matthieu Graff. Chance of the calendar? This ceremony coincided with the 77th anniversary…

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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 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.

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Moving ceremony in honor of Vice Admiral Jozef Unrug at Brest

September 27, 2018 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, a ceremony in honor of Vice-Admiral Józef Unrug and his wife was held at the naval base in Brest, in the presence of Mr. Dariusz Gwizdala, Deputy Director of the Office of National Security to the President of the Republic of Poland and Vice-Admiral Jean-Louis Lozier, Atlantic Prefect of the Atlantic, on the occasion of the transfer of their remains to Poland. A key figure in the constitution of the Polish Navy after the independence of Poland in 1918,…

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Mission accomplished for FS Provence

Google Translation On March 15, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence crossed the passes of the port of Brest after two months of mission in the Far North. Since her departure last January, she has traveled more than 10,000 kilometers in the English Channel, North Atlantic, Baltic Sea and Norway. It has thus developed its interoperability with the navies and allied countries of the zone. This deployment was an opportunity, for example, to work on common procedures and tactics with the Danes, Germans, British, Dutch and Norwegians, to increase the knowledge…

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FS Aiglette, First of 29 Pusher Tugs for French Navy, Launched by Merré Shipyard

Merré Shipyard was among the competitors of the international tender launched at the end of 2015 by the DGA, concerning the design and construction of 29 pusher-tugs for the French Navy. If Merré and CMN shipyards formed a group to win this market, it is Merré shipyard that got the leadership, since the Merré shipyard will manage the design and construction. Therefore the Merré Design Office is responsible for the design of these 29 pusher-tugs. The BMA Group, led by Moun Bourjij, President, and François Martin, Managing Director, of which…

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USS Oscar Austin Departs Brest

USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departed Brest, France, October 12, 2017, after a port visit and refueling. Oscar Austin is conducting a routine deployment supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe and increasing theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. “Our time in Brest was very well spent,” said Cdr Samantha Dutily, commanding officer, USS Oscar Austin. “It provided the crew an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful country of France, allowed us to refuel the ship, and gave me the opportunity to…

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French minehunter visits Portsmouth

FS Sagittaire and her forty-nine crew members sailed into Portsmouth Naval Base on Friday morning for a weekend pit stop before continuing with their duties in the North Sea. Based in Brest, the home of the French navy, the FS Sagittaire is a tripartite class minehunter which was commissioned in 1996. As a key NATO partner the ship will be taking part in Exercise Joint Warrior over the coming weeks and are looking forward to working with their partners on one of the largest military exercises of its kind in…

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Brest blasting of 33 explosive devices by L’Aigle

Google Translation March 14, 2017 – On 9 March 2017, the Tripartite Minesweeper (CMT) L’Aigle neutralized in the roadstead of Brest 33 explosive devices, equivalent to 390 kg of TNT. They were discovered on February 8th in the Brest gully. This operation, initially scheduled on 23 February with a counter-mining in Camaret Bay, had been postponed due to bad weather conditions. Only the first phase of preparation of the transport of the devices could be carried out. The neutralization took place in two stages. In the morning, from 8:30 am…

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