French Navy Seizes Seven Tons of Cannabis

May 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – On May 23, in the south of the western Mediterranean basin, 7 tons of cannabis resin distributed in more than 230 packages were seized. This operation, conducted by French Customs with the support of the Navy, was carried out under the coordination of the Maritime Prefecture. “A beautiful operation that had not taken place in the Mediterranean for a long time! It is the fruit and the demonstration of the regular cooperation of the Customs and the Navy. Congratulations to the sailors and customs…

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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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Commandant Birot Shares Knowledge With Gulf of Guinea’s Navies

Google translation During the operational release of the Commandant Birot’s deep sea patrol (PHM) in Pointe-Noire (Republic of Congo), the French sailors took advantage of this stopover to conduct operational training periods with the local armed forces on various themes. . Personnel from the PHM’s “security” sector thus conducted practical training on fire-fighting techniques in enclosed or semi-open environments, particularly during a firefighting exercise. At the same time, the divers aboard were able to share their know-how with their counterparts on the prevention and management of diving accidents, as well…

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