Atipa, First of Seven Pusher Tugs, Commissioned for Service in French Guyana

September 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – On August 30, 2019, the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) received the 6-tonne pusher (PC6) called Atipa . This new service vessel of the Navy is now assigned to the naval base of Degrad Cannes in Guyana, replacing the current pusher 4 tons. This is the first copy of a series of seven units, whose performance contract was notified by the DGA to the Glehen shipyard at Douarnenez at the end of 2017. The PC6s are intended to evolve in the enclosures of the…

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FS La Combattante Commissioned at Saint Malo

June 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – On June 12, 2019, Lieutenant-Commander Jean-Christophe Dherbécourt was recognized as the first commander of the PAG by Rear-Admiral Thierry Catard, Deputy Admiral Brest, commanding the Naval Action Force. The launch of this patrol boat was decided by Florence Parly, Minister of the Armies following Hurricane IRMA which touched the Antilles in September 2017 in order to reinforce the means of the Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA). Launched November 22, 2018 in Saint-Malo, the PAG is the third and last copy of his series.…

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Commander of French Guyana Armed Forces Visits FS Tonerre

May 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of the Jeanne d’Arc 2019 mission , the naval group composed of PHA Tonnerre and FLF La Fayette has been deployed at sea since 25 February. An annual mission during which students from the Naval Officers Application School complete their training cycle. During their mission, they made a stopover in French Guiana waters. On this occasion, the superior commander (COMSUP) of the armed forces in Guyana (FAG), the air division general Didier Looten, was welcomed on the Thunder. Deposited on the Thunder…

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Fish Poachers Nabbed off Guyana

Google Translation On June 5, 2018, engaged in the fight against illegal fishing, two Guinean light patrol boats La Resolue and La Confiance and the maritime patrol boat Organabo of the Maritime Gendarmerie have detected the presence of several tapouilles in illegal fishing action off the coast. Guyana. After a quick analysis of the situation, supported by a Fennec helicopter from Air Base 367, it was decided to carry out a check on one of them. At the arrival of the visiting teams, the suspicious tapouille cut her nets and…

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Caribbean Nations Must Evolve Networks to Face New Challenges, Tidd Says

By Jim Garamone Networks are a fact of life in the world today and they are both the problem and the solution, U.S. Southern Command’s chief said today at the Caribbean Nations Security Conference in Georgetown, Guyana. Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd reiterated a theme he broached in last year’s conference: the idea of networks. Networks are a fact of life in the 21st century and they drive the world. “They are a defining characteristic of our daily lives,” the admiral said. “We rely on them, we’re part of them,…

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