Le Malin Operates With Kenyan Navy

October 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 19 to 23 September, patrol boat Le Malin held many exchanges with the Kenyan Navy during an operational break in Mombasa, Kenya. Instructions for use of safety equipment, training in palpation techniques or close operational interventions, more than thirty sailors who came to perfect their knowledge and share their know-how. In parallel, nearly 75 students from Kenyan schools came to visit this atypical vessel of the French Navy. Currently deployed as part of the SURMAR 2019.2 mission, at sea since August 27, Le…

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Le Malin Intercepts Illegal Fishing

September 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – On September 1, 2019, the Le Malin patrol boat was near the island of Juan de Nova when his radar detected a Malagasy boat fishing illegally on the Pracel Bank, in the heart of the French exclusive economic zone (EEZ). 200 km west of Madagascar. Once detected, the boat was approached by Le Malin who sent a visiting team to control it: the Malagasy canoe was fishing illegally, and had on board more than 300 kilos of fishery products. In connection with the service…

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Astrolable Undertakes Bird Hazard Assessment Mission on Tromelin Island

June 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 17 to 21 June 2019, the Astrolabe polar patrol boat embarked a dozen people from the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF), including three experts from the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) and a squadron helicopter Squirrel to drive an assessment mission of the bird hazard on this islet of one square kilometer. The challenge was to assess the risk of setting up an aircraft or a helicopter, often the only way to reach Tromelin, to supply the island and to take…

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Anti-pollution Mission for Champlain

January 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – On December 17, 2018, the multi-mission building (B2M) Champlain conducted an anti-pollution exercise in the bay of Saint-Paul, west of the island of Reunion. All the crew as well as the specialized team of Naval Base Port-des-Galets were mobilized for this premiere on the island. One of the powers of the French Navy is the fight against maritime pollution. The fight against pollution may consist of the recovery of pollutants at sea and on the coast, the installation of a floating dam to protect…

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FASZOI: Exercise “Bluebeard 2018”

October 12, 2018 (Google Translation) On September 2018, patrol vessel Le Malin conducted a tactical level exercise with a specialized assault group of the Foreign Legion Detachment of Mayotte (DLEM), on the island of Grande Glorieuse in the Mozambique Channel. The mission included the recovery by a group of legionaries and the Malin protection brigade of detainees held on the island. Early in the morning, Le Malin launched his boats before embarking the intervention group. Once the beach is recognized by a first element, the rest of the group is…

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