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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