D’Entrecasteaux on a humanitarian mission to Vanuatu

November 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – Loaded with containers, the Entrecasteaux Multi-Mission Building (B2M) set sail in early October to provide humanitarian aid to various Vanuatu associations. This cargo of humanitarian freight is part of its patrol mission in the ZRP of New Caledonia. Having left Nouméa on 5 October 2018, his port in New Caledonia, the B crew of D’Entrecasteaux had prepared for a week before the departure the logistical aspects of this mission. The goal was to ship all the material harvested to Luganville, on the large island…

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Franco-Australian cooperation for D’Entrecasteaux

September 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – On September 10, 2018, the B2M D’Entrecasteaux sailed for navigation in Sydney Bay, passing under the Harbor Bridge, in front of the Sydney Opera House against the backdrop of the Sydney skyline. This navigation was conducted in formation with three units of the Australian Navy: the frigate HMAS Warramunga and the two mine hunters HMAS Gascoyne and Huon. Mutual training exercises were conducted with HMAS Warramunga, a frigate who recently cooperated with several French vessels as part of a nine-month Indian Ocean deployment (Thunder…

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New Caledonia: D’Entrecasteaux in support of a hydrographic mission

August 30, 2018 (Google Translation) – From August 17 to 27, 2018, the D’Entrecasteaux multi-mission building (B2M) supported the Pacific Oceanographic Group (GOP). Deployed in the Chesterfields i , the objective of this mission was to recover hydrographic data in these still badly watered or even non-hydrographed waters. For this purpose, personnel and equipment (boats, tide gauges, GPS station) were embarked aboard the B2M. The main asset for this mission is the loading of a GOP star equipped with a multibeam sounder and capable of performing accurate and faster hydrographic…

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FS D’Entrecasteaux Rescues Couple in Vanuatu Waters

Google Translation Currently engaged in the Castor mission, the B2M D’Entrecasteaux rescued a couple from drowning during the night of June 12 to 13, 2018. While the ship was wet near the island of Vao to unload the equipment and staff of the Castor mission, the watchman noticed, at 04:30, a person on the B2M’s diving chamber. After having boarded, this person explained that he was sailing with his wife in a pirogue to join Vao and that the bad weather had made them capsize. A search operation was immediately…

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