Beautemps-Beaupre Returns from Nine Month Deployment

November 4 2019 (Google Translation) – Party of Brest January 14, 2019 the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) returned to its base in Brest on October 26, after nine months of mission that led the crew on many seas and oceans. The Navy and the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (Shom) have the mission to explore underwater…

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Beautemps-Beaupre Returning to Brest

October 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Indian Ocean since February 2019, Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) is progressively returning to Brest. After his ascent of the Red Sea, he crossed the Suez Canal on September 17th. Beyond the various valued transits, including individual training, continuous bathymetric measurements using multibeam sounders (SMF) and bathythermic soundings, several hydro-oceanographic…

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Navy opens for European Heritage Days 2019

September 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – The 36 th edition of the European Heritage Days will be held on 21 and 22 September on the European theme “Arts and Entertainment”. Many sites of the Navy open to the public during these two days. In the Atlantic region, the naval base of Brest, the maritime prefecture, the castle and the museum…

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Latouche-Tréville Returns to Brest from Indian Ocean

July 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – The commander had announced to the families: “rendez-vous July 14, 14 hours”. As planned, the anti-submarine warfare frigate Latouche-Tréville docked in Brest. On the dock, families are numerous to welcome their sailors gone “far, long and crewed.” Seven stopovers, three continents, eight major combined exercises, two seas and two oceans crossed: the figures are…

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Colombian Cadet’s Academic Stay in France

July 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of the internationalization activities of the Naval Academy of Cadets “Almirante Padilla”, third-year Cadet Aldair Romero Donado, made an academic stay to advance the Initial Course of Officer Training at the Naval School of France, thanks to the international agreements for academic exchange. For 17 days; the native Cadete of Barranquilla, received…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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