FS Somme Hosts Ivoy Coast Officials

November 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of its mission deployment to Corymbe and following its participation in Exercise Grand African NEMO 2019 concerning maritime safety in the Gulf of Guinea, the Somme command and supply building welcomed twelve senior Ivorian officials from the 7th. November 8, 2019 during a transit between Tema (Ghana) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast). This…

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FS Somme Refuels Germinal in Gulf of Guinea

October 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – During its transit to Cameroon, the country of departure for the annual Grand African NEMO 2019 maritime security operation , the Somme command and supply building (BCR) came into contact with local fishermen and proceeded to refuel at sea. for the benefit of the Germinal surveillance frigate . Off Ghana, a canoe is detected…

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NATO: The Navy in Exercise Trident Juncture

October 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – From October 25 to November 7, 2018, Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 will be held. It will be held in the North Atlantic, Iceland and Norway which is the host nation. The 29 NATO countries, Finland and Sweden will take part. In total, more than 45,000 men, 10,000 vehicles, 150 aircraft and 70 combat vessels…

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Bilateral Training with Japanese Navy

September 13, 2018 (Google Translation) – On August 29, 2018, the Somme command and supply building (BCR) conducted training off the coast of Brittany with two ships of the Japanese navy: the frigate Makinami and the training ship Kashima. These two vessels left the Yokosuka port on May 21 for a five-month school campaign for 200 junior officers graduating from…

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Somme integrated into the European Maritime Force

Google translation On 19 June 2018, Vice Admiral Gouveia e Melo, Portuguese Commander of the European Maritime Force, at the Naval Base in Lisbon, declared the EUROMARFOR Group, composed of the Portuguese frigate Corte Real , of the Spanish frigate Canarias , to be activated. the Italian frigate Scirocco and the Somme command and supply building (BCR) . First integrated…

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