Vendémiaire at the Head of the Exercise Cagou

February 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – From February 4 to 6, the Vendémiaire surveillance frigate (FS) took part in the annual “Cagou” exercise, which brought together the four ships of the French Navy stationed in New Caledonia: the FS Vendémiaire , the building support and assistance overseas Entrecasteaux , and patrolmen The Glorious and the Mocking . During this exercise,…

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Vendémiaire in the Spotlight

February 11, 2019 – On 18 January, Major General Thierry Marchand, Commander (COMSUP) of the Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC), presided over a ceremony aboard the Vendémiaire surveillance frigate (FS) . During this event, he congratulated the crew members for their action during Operation UATIO 10. This mission was conducted in December 2017, with the aim of intercepting two…

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Australia and France exercise at sea

HMAS Anzac and FS Vendémiaire have conducted a passage exercise off the East coast of Australia to support training and build interoperability between Navies. Both ships took the opportunity to conduct boat transfers and cross deck operations, where six personnel from each ship spent an afternoon experiencing life at sea in a foreign warship. Onboard Vendémiaire, Anzac personnel were greeted…

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Vendémiaire Conducts South China Sea Patrol

Google Translation Deployed for nearly two months in Asia with the aim of asserting the French presence in the Pacific, reinforce the naval cooperation with the riparian and allied marines, and provide France with a capacity of autonomous appreciation of situation in the area, the frigate surveillance Vendémiaire conducted a patrol in the South China Sea. The surveillance frigate thus…

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Franco-Indonesian cooperation for FS Vendémiaire

Google Translation Engaged in a three-month operational deployment in Asia, the Vendémiaire surveillance frigate  landed on January 23, 2018 in Jayapura, on the North Coast of the province of Papua, Indonesia. First French military building to stop at Jayapura, the Vendémiaire  was highly anticipated. During his 3 days of presence, he received on board more than 165 visitors. From January 26, a few hours after his departure…

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USNS Rappahannock Delivers Fuel to French Frigate

Fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) conducted a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with a foreign vessel in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 3. The Rappahannock transferred fuel to the French frigate FS Vendémiaire (F734), a light patrol frigate. USNS Rappahannock is a Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler operated by Military Sealift Command (MSC). MSC conducts hundreds of replenishments-at-sea a year supporting…

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USS Michael Murphy Conducts Passing Exercise with French Navy

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and French frigate FS Vendemiaire conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX), Jan. 29. During the PASSEX the ships operated in close proximity to one another. The exercise strengthened Sailors’ knowledge and practical application in ship handling and navigation. “This exercise was a unique opportunity for Michael Murphy to conduct training with the French Navy and practice…

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Vendémiaire on ASIA 2018.1 Mission

Google Translation The Vendémiaire surveillance frigate sailed on January 15 from Nouméa, for a three-month mission that will take its crew from Indonesia to South Korea through China or Guam. This deployment aims to strengthen knowledge of sensitive areas of the Western Pacific such as the South China Sea. During the first leg of the mission, the frigate anchored in…

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Container ship Kea Trader stranded: Armed Forces in New Caledonia mobilized

Google Translation On Wednesday, 12 July 2017, the Kea Trader, an 184-meter container ship, ran aground on Durand Reefs, 50 nautical miles southeast of Mare Island, triggering the ORSEC Ship Assistance Plan In difficulty, and the setting up, under the responsibility of the commander of the maritime zone New Caledonia, of the Crisis Treatment Center (CTCM). On the same day…

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