Anti-pollution Mission for Champlain

January 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – On December 17, 2018, the multi-mission building (B2M) Champlain conducted an anti-pollution exercise in the bay of Saint-Paul, west of the island of Reunion. All the crew as well as the specialized team of Naval Base Port-des-Galets were mobilized for this premiere on the island. One of the powers of the French Navy is the fight against maritime pollution. The fight against pollution may consist of the recovery of pollutants at sea and on the coast, the installation of a floating dam to protect…

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FASZOI: Exercise “Bluebeard 2018”

October 12, 2018 (Google Translation) On September 2018, patrol vessel Le Malin conducted a tactical level exercise with a specialized assault group of the Foreign Legion Detachment of Mayotte (DLEM), on the island of Grande Glorieuse in the Mozambique Channel. The mission included the recovery by a group of legionaries and the Malin protection brigade of detainees held on the island. Early in the morning, Le Malin launched his boats before embarking the intervention group. Once the beach is recognized by a first element, the rest of the group is…

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Second Flood Island Refueling Tour for Champlain

Champlain left its port base of Port-de-Galets in Reunion Island to conduct a refueling mission to the Eparses Islands. This mission aims to ensure the logistics train to these isolated islands where are present detachments of the Army, gendarmes and researchers of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). The presence of the State is ensured by these men and women who take turns and whose permanence is made possible by the regular delivery of freight. At anchor successively in front of Europa, Juan de Nova, Glorious and Tromelin, the…

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First mission for Astrolabe

Google Translation Two months to the day after his departure from Brest, FS Astrolabe left his port on the 12th of October 2017 at Port des Galets, in La Réunion, for his first mission in Antarctica . The building will join the city of Hobart in Australia at the end of October, from which it will carry out four to five logistical rotations during the austral summer for the benefit of the French Polar Institute Paul Emile Victor (IPEV) to supply the scientific base Dumont d’Urville in Earth Adelie .…

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