Arrival of the TAAF Prefect on FS Champlain

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 21 February 2019, the Prefect and Senior Administrator of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF) Evelyne Decorps boarded the Champlain on the occasion of her return to the naval base at Port des Galets. Accompanied by the commander of the naval base and the chief of staff of the armed forces of the southern Indian Ocean (FAZSOI), this was his first visit since taking office on 30 October 2018. This highly symbolic visit took place on the return of the Champlain’s first…

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Maritime surveillance mission and operational release in Port-Mathurin for Champlain

February 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – From January 18 to 22, the Champlain Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) stopped over in Port-Mathurin, the regional capital of Rodrigues, island of the Republic of Mauritius. This judgment followed a two-week maritime surveillance mission conducted in the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of Tromelin, Seychelles and Mauritius. In the Seychellois EEZ, the patrol was reinforced by a Dornier, an aircraft of the Seychelles armed forces, which conducted two aerial reconnaissance in predefined areas in collaboration with the Champlain. Upon arrival in Port Mathurin, the…

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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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Champlain supplies the Scattered Islands

On February 17, 2018, Champlain Multi-Mission Building (B2M) embarked on a new Scattered Islands Refueling Tour (TRDI). These islands, scattered in the Mozambique Channel in western Madagascar, represent an important economic and political stake for France. The seaborne freight transport is essential for these easily accessible by air and islands inhabited only by military detachments of the 2 nd Regiment of Marine Infantry Parachute (RPIMa) and the Foreign Legion . From Europa to Glorious via Juan de Nova, the transport of food and other equipment to the islands is often…

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Second Flood Island Refueling Tour for Champlain

Champlain left its port base of Port-de-Galets in Reunion Island to conduct a refueling mission to the Eparses Islands. This mission aims to ensure the logistics train to these isolated islands where are present detachments of the Army, gendarmes and researchers of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). The presence of the State is ensured by these men and women who take turns and whose permanence is made possible by the regular delivery of freight. At anchor successively in front of Europa, Juan de Nova, Glorious and Tromelin, the…

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