May 20, 2021 (Google Translation) – The crew of the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commandant Bouan successfully completed its Operational Preparation (MECO) on May 8, 2021 and obtained its operational qualification. This MECO course aimed at preparing the departure of the PHM in operation CORYMBE, enabled the crew to sharpen their skills and reflexes.
The internship began with three days at the dock, making it possible to consolidate the organization in the fields of safety and security (bomb threat, intervention in the face of an intrusion, crowd movement, approach by a malicious drone, etc. )
The PHM Commandant Bouan then set sail for ten days of intense exercises off Toulon. On the program: fight against disasters at sea, use of artillery, protection against asymmetric threats, winching and helicopter maneuver, visit of a suspicious vessel. The course ended with a national evacuation exercise. This MECO course will have enabled the crew to prepare for all the situations they may be confronted with during their deployment.
On May 12, 2021, after a few days of well-deserved rest by the crew, it is time for Commander Bouan to set sail, direction Dakar, to begin the new mandate of Operation CORYMBE.