Google Translation March 18, 2017 – Stopping at Djibouti as part of the “Jeanne d’Arc 2017” mission, the frigate Courbet set sail on 16 March 2017 to integrate the Atalanta operation, under the operational control of Alindien, and to go off the coast of Somalia after The attack by alleged pirates of the oil tanker “Aris 13”. Arrived in the area the next morning, the Aris 13, released in the night, is relocated by the Dauphin helicopter of the frigate during a reconnaissance flight. The Courbet then made a first…

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UK maritime forces join major French deployment

March 3, 2017 – UK maritime forces are taking part in a major French naval deployment to the Indian Ocean and Far East. Around 70 Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel have joined a French task group aboard the French assault ship FS Mistral for the five-month mission. It includes port calls in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Japan, Guam and Australia. Two Royal Navy Merlin Mk3 helicopters have joined the deployment, which will include amphibious exercises and defense engagement. The UK contribution to France’s annual Jeanne d’Arc naval deployment demonstrates the…

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