Garonne Undergoing Extreme Weather Trials

October 17, 2019 – From September 7 to December 2019, the Garonne Metropolitan Support and Support Building (BSAM) , the latest in the four-unit series, is navigating as part of its long-term deployment (DLD). A long-term deployment aims to verify the military characteristics of a building, its endurance and its reliability across its spectrum of use. This DLD will also make it possible to evaluate the maneuvering capacity of the Garonne , during a significant period, by seeking adverse environmental conditions (current, cold water, warm water). After having participated in…

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France Holds Large Interagency Exercise off Caen

October 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 17 to 19 September 2019, as part of the ORSEC (organization of the civil security response) maritime, the maritime prefecture of the Channel and the North Sea organized, in coordination with the prefecture of Calvados, a major exercise assistance to ships in difficulty (ANED) and the fight against marine pollution (POLMAR). Called “ANED-POLMAR 2019”, this exercise took place off Caen / Ouistreham. He has staged numerous nautical and aerial, state and private means, French and European, committed to perfect the operational preparation of…

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BSAM Seine Commissioned

July 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – On the 24th of July, Admiral Christophe Prazuck, Chief of Staff of the Navy, decided to admit the Seine Metropolitan Support and Assistance Building (BSAM) to active service. Admission to active service was held in Balard, in the presence of the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Programs and Trials (CPPE), Vice-Admiral Stéphane Boivin, Deputy Chief of Plans and Programs of the General Staff of the Navy, Rear-Admiral François Moreau, Commander Jérôme, BSAM Program Officer, BSAM Seine Crew Commander A , Lieutenant-Commander Philippe Lory,…

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KERSHIP Delivers Third BSAM

March 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Metropolitan Support and Assistance Building (BSAM) SEINE is the third largest series of four ships designed and built by KERSHIP. Ordered in 2016, it has just been officially received by the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA). The delivery of the fourth unit, the BSAM GARONNE, the first take of Command will take place in Concarneau in March, is scheduled for the summer of 2019. Delivered in March 2018, the BSAM ‘LOIRE’ was the first building Admitted to the Active Service, followed by the…

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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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