Exercise Gabian 2019

February 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – From February 4 to 8, 2019, the High Seas Patrolman (MWO) Commander Ducuing , the Command and Supply Building (BCR) Var , the Mine Hunters (CMT) Lyre and Capricorn , the Basic Depot Bombs Buildings (BBPD) Acheron and Pluto participated in Exercise Gabian 2019.1. This mutual training, conducted four times a year, aims to prepare the crews and ships of the Naval Task Force for their future operational missions. Helicopters from the naval aviation, marine commandos, a light detachment of the Army, and occasionally…

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Commandant Ducuing Returns from West Africa

November 7, 2018 (Google Translation) – Having left Toulon on August 23, 2018, Aviso Commandant Ducuing found his port base on October 30, 2018 after more than two months of operational mission in the Gulf of Guinea. This deployment within the framework of the Corymbe mission consisted of Commander Ducuing to escort the Mistral projection and command building and to maintain France’s cooperation relations with the riparian countries, while implementing the process of Yaounde. In conducting the African Nemo 18.4 exercise and carrying out cooperation actions during stopovers in Senegal,…

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Mistral and Commandant Ducuing Cooperate with Nigeria

October 31, 2018 (Google Translation) – From October 15 to 17, 2018, the Mistral Projection and Command Building (BPC) and Aviso Commandant Ducuing made a stop in Lagos, Nigeria. These two days were dedicated to the influence and the support of the diplomatic action of France in this country. French crews gave operational instructions to Nigerian seafarers in the field of safety, propulsion and combat first aid. The two ships then went back to sea with the Nigerian frigate Unity to conduct a joint training. Tactical evolutions and interactions in…

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FS Commandant Ducuing Exercises with Italian Navy off Ivory Coast

September 18, 2018 (Google Translation) – On 4 September 2018, Commandant Ducuing high-sea patrolman, on patrol off Côte d’Ivoire as part of the Corymbe mission, crossed the road of the Italian ITS frigate “Luigi Durand de la Penne “. His presence in the area offered the two navies an opportunity to conduct a series of joint exercises. Both vessels conducted communication exercises, aviation maneuvers with the Caiman’s military maneuver and assault helicopter on the Italian frigate, and a cross-visit exercise. Since 1990, France deploys one or two buildings in mission…

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Mediterranean: Commandant Ducuing patrols off the French coast

Google Translation Since December 12, 2017, the Sea Patrol Officer (PFM) Commandant Ducuing has been deployed off the coast of France in the Mediterranean as part of the Permanent Maritime Safeguarding Position (PPSM). The Commander Ducuing notably conducted a patrol in the Gulf of Lion, paying particular attention to fisheries control in this time of season. He also patrolled the Italian border as part of the fight against illegal immigration. Operational training has not been neglected, however, as disaster drills and artillery and infantry light weapons have punctuated this patrol.

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FS Commandant Ducuing Returns to Toulon from EURONAVFOR

Deployed off the coast of Libya in direct support of Operation EUNAVFOR MED Sophia since September 4, 2017, Sea Patrol Officer (PHM) Commandant Ducuing regained his port-base in Toulon on October 16, 2017. During his 43-day mission, Commander Ducuing led several Friendly Approaches on commercial and fishing vessels to collect intelligence and prevent arms trafficking to Libya. He also participated in the fight against the smuggling of migrants and collected on board 170 people who were in distress off the coast of Libya. Finally, he participated in the search for…

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