Commandant Bouan Crew Renovates Educational Center in Benin

May 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – At one hour and a half of Cotonou track, 25 volunteers of the high-sea patrol (PHM) Commandant Bouan realized civil-military actions of do-it-yourself work, renovation and gardening for the benefit of the educational center Damien’s farm which hosts every week Beninese children. The crew, in one day, sanded and painted the classroom and made benches. They also did some electrical work and built a kitchen garden in order to help the center to reap some operating benefits. The Navy has provided the painting and…

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Mistral Returns to Toulon

March 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed on the Corymbe 145 mission in the Gulf of Guinea since 21 January, the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral has found its port in Toulon after 54 days of absence. During the 33 days at sea, the Mistral has traveled 10 085 nautical miles, largely escorted by Commander Birot . The PHA has had many interactions with the navies of the riparian countries. In total, 5 joint patrols were conducted with Senegal, Togo, Gabon and Morocco, demonstrating a high level of cooperation not only…

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Mistral Stops in Morocco

March 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – After leaving the Corymbe mission in the Gulf of Guinea, the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral , making its way to its port-base Toulon, made a stopover of a few days in Morocco and a joint training with the Moroccan Navy, before to welcome on his flight deck American aircraft. The stopover in Agadir, the first of a French building for eight years, was an opportunity to meet the local military and civil authorities during many official activities, highlighting the Franco-Moroccan cooperation in the naval…

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Stopover in Togo and common patrol

February 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed as part of the Corymbe mission, Task Group 451.04, composed of the Mistral amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) and the Commander Birot’s high-sea patrol vessel (PHM) , spent four days in Lome, Togo, from 8 to February 11th. During this stopover, the Mistral and Commander Birot were able to prepare the “Sagne” operational patrol. Conducted with Togolese Oti patrol boat , after the departure on 11 February, this patrol is part of the cooperation with Togo and the other partners of the Gulf of…

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