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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