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 Vietnamese “blue boats” fishing illegally in French territorial waters. The Vendémiaire was then the heart of the intervention system, which also included a Gardian aircraft of the Flotilla 25F and…

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