Le Malin Operates With Kenyan Navy

October 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 19 to 23 September, patrol boat Le Malin held many exchanges with the Kenyan Navy during an operational break in Mombasa, Kenya. Instructions for use of safety equipment, training in palpation techniques or close operational interventions, more than thirty sailors who came to perfect their knowledge and share their know-how. In parallel, nearly 75 students from Kenyan schools came to visit this atypical vessel of the French Navy. Currently deployed as part of the SURMAR 2019.2 mission, at sea since August 27, Le…

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Le Malin Intercepts Illegal Fishing

September 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – On September 1, 2019, the Le Malin patrol boat was near the island of Juan de Nova when his radar detected a Malagasy boat fishing illegally on the Pracel Bank, in the heart of the French exclusive economic zone (EEZ). 200 km west of Madagascar. Once detected, the boat was approached by Le Malin who sent a visiting team to control it: the Malagasy canoe was fishing illegally, and had on board more than 300 kilos of fishery products. In connection with the service…

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FS Le Malin Spends Week in Cape Town

March 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – For one week, the patrol officer made an operational release in Cape Town. This stop contributes to the cooperation and outreach activities carried out with South Africa. A naval officer from South Africa landed after nine days in training. As a major partner and maritime neighbor of France, South Africa shares with it common interests in the South Indian Ocean zone. The cooperation undertaken by the Defense Mission between the South African Armed Forces and the Armed Forces in the Southern Indian Ocean (FAZSOI)…

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FASZOI: Exercise “Bluebeard 2018”

October 12, 2018 (Google Translation) On September 2018, patrol vessel Le Malin conducted a tactical level exercise with a specialized assault group of the Foreign Legion Detachment of Mayotte (DLEM), on the island of Grande Glorieuse in the Mozambique Channel. The mission included the recovery by a group of legionaries and the Malin protection brigade of detainees held on the island. Early in the morning, Le Malin launched his boats before embarking the intervention group. Once the beach is recognized by a first element, the rest of the group is…

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FS Le Malin Departs for Indian Ocean Maritime Surveillance Mission

September 25, 2018 (Google Translation) – On Friday, August 31, the patrol boat “Le Malin” left Port-des-Galets, its port-base on the island of Reunion, for a maritime surveillance mission in the South Indian Ocean. At the end of a staff shift during the months of July and August, the crew prepared to go back to sea: role redistribution, equipment review, training and training at the dock. Dock training continued at sea with a tighter sequence of navigation, safety and maneuvering exercises. The goal was to bring the edge to full…

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