FS Prairial Visits Island of Rapa

October 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – The surveillance frigate Prairial , based in Tahiti is on a fisheries policing mission in the exclusive economic zone of French Polynesia equivalent to 5 million km2, or half of the national maritime area. This mission is to ensure that no foreign ship comes to appropriate the fishery resources of the area. During this deployment, and as part of FAPF’s sovereignty missions in its remote territories, the Prairial made a stopover on the island of Rapa, in the Austral Archipelago. Home to the southernmost…

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FS Prairial on South Pacific Patrol

March 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since 25 January, the ” Prairial ” surveillance frigate of the Armed Forces in French Polynesia has left the naval base of Papeete, its home port in Tahiti for an operational deployment of more than two months. Thanks to her ” Alouette III “, as well as to the ” Prairial ” boats , the frigate first carried out reconnaissance missions around the isolated Vanavana atoll. The objective of such reconnaissance missions is to collect and update information on land and sea land access…

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FS Prairial Takes Part in RIMPAC 2018

Google translation On 18 June, the Prairial leaving San Diego, the second largest naval base of the US Navy and home port of the 3 th Fleet, towards Pearl Harbor to participate in the exercise “Rim of the Pacific 2018″ , the largest naval gathering in the world. This exercise runs from June 27th to August 2nd, on and off the Hawaiian Islands, as well as in Southern California. The week-long crossing from California took place in a ” Sail Group “, made up of eight ships from the French,…

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Joint training off Peru

Google Translation On May 23, 2018, the Prairial surveillance frigate left Callao, the port of Lima, Peru. Because of the distance between France and Peru, stopovers of French buildings are rare, while the Andean country is a historic ally and a regional partner of choice in the Pacific. The last operational release was in 2015, during the previous Prairial . The Peruvian navy was particularly welcoming towards the frigate and her crew. The meetings on land allowed the sailors and the command to discuss the importance of the links shared…

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