FS Nivôse Indian Ocean Heroin Bust

Within a month of joining Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150), the French frigate, Nivôse, has seized 251 kilograms of heroin in the latest success for the Marine Nationale in the Indian Ocean. The ship, whose home base is in the French overseas department of Réunion, is currently conducting operations in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). CMF is an enduring global maritime partnership of 32 nations aligned in common purpose to conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in order to provide security and stability in the maritime environment. On 8…

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Nivôse Deploys for Surveillance Mission in the TAAF

Google Translation The surveillance frigate Nivôse left its base port of La Réunion on January 16, 2018 and began a surveillance mission in the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF). This mission of about fifty days has for main objective the surveillance of the fisheries, and in particular the fishing of the toothfish, in the archipelagos of Crozet, Kerguelen and Saint-Paul and Amsterdam. Currently, toothfish are mainly caught near the Kerguelen (more than 50% of sales come from it). Only seven vessels are authorized to fish for toothfish, so it…

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