FS Floréal on Patrol in Southern Indian Ocean

December 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – The surveillance frigate Floréal left the island of La Réunion on 5 November for a fisheries surveillance mission in the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF). She then continued her patrol and headed for Cape Town, South Africa, to refuel with diesel fuel. In TAAF, the Floréal was able to interact with the Crozet district, an archipelago of French islands that has no permanent inhabitants but whose sovereignty is ensured by regular patrols. The frigate has welcomed on board the scientists and wintering of…

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FS Floreal Nabs 7000 KG of Hashishi

September 26, 2018 – The French frigate FS Floreal struck twice in 24 hours to seize over 7000kg of hashish, valued at $3.5m,¹ from suspicious dhows. This is most significant seizure of illicit drugs in the Indian Ocean since the Royal Saudi Naval Force took over command of CMF’s Combined Task Force (CTF)150 in August. On the 23rd of September, the first fishing dhow was spotted behaving in a suspicious manner. FS Floreal conducted a boarding and discovered 3900kg of hashish, which was confiscated and later destroyed. Barely a few…

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