Six Floreal Sailors Assist in Mauritius Vehicle Incident

October 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – In early October 2019, while they were in free time, six sailors from the surveillance frigate (FS) Floréal intervened on a serious road accident in the town of Grand Bay in Mauritius. On the night of October 5 to 6, a car with eight passengers on board got off the road and violently hit the wall of a restaurant. The six sailors immediately rushed to the scene. Mostly members of the Security Brigade, they provided first aid to the victims and secured the area,…

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Maritime surveillance mission and operational release in Port-Mathurin for Champlain

February 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – From January 18 to 22, the Champlain Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) stopped over in Port-Mathurin, the regional capital of Rodrigues, island of the Republic of Mauritius. This judgment followed a two-week maritime surveillance mission conducted in the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of Tromelin, Seychelles and Mauritius. In the Seychellois EEZ, the patrol was reinforced by a Dornier, an aircraft of the Seychelles armed forces, which conducted two aerial reconnaissance in predefined areas in collaboration with the Champlain. Upon arrival in Port Mathurin, the…

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Exercise Cutlass Express 2018 Begins

Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations began the seventh iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2018, Jan. 31. Cutlass Express 2018, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa is an exercise designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity, promote national and regional security in East Africa as well as information sharing, planning and operating. “Criminal activities pose a big threat to the security of…

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Baltic Fleet Oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky enters Mediterranean

The oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky, the Baltic Fleet, being on long-distance mission, has completed its passage through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea. In course of the mission, the crew will perform a great deal of hydrographic and scientific work. The route of the vessel Admiral Vladimirsky lies through two oceans, five seas and equator. There are some stopovers planned in Cyprus, India, Mauritius, and Italy for rest and replenishing of supplies. On December 15, the vessel Admiral Vladimirsky sailed from home station in Kronstadt for…

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Operation Corymbe: Commandant Bouan Trains Mauritanian Sailors

From 17 to 20 August 2017, High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commandant Bouan led the Operational Training Periods (IOPs) to the benefit of twenty-six sailors of the Mauritanian armed forces. These IOPs, organized at the port of Nouadhibou (Mauritania), brought together several types of training: ship visit and search operations, training in the field of on-board Theoretical and followed by a complete safety exercise) and presentation by the divers of the equipment and methods of diving of the Navy. The Operational Training Periods aim at maintaining and increasing the skills of…

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Exercise Cutlass Express to Begin

January 27, 2017 – Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations will begin the sixth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express, Jan. 31. Cutlass Express 2017, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF), is designed to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity and promote national and regional security in East Africa, inform planning and operations. Cutlass Express 2017 (CE17) will test participating nations’ ability to…

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