May 6, 2020 – After a first loading, from April 10 to 14, 2020, of 233 tonnes of freight bound for Mayotte, the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral accompanied by the frigate Guépratte again landed at the Grand Maritime Port of Reunion, for a new technical stopover from May 3 to 6, 2020, which enabled him to load freight before setting off for a new delivery in Mayotte.
This load of more than 575 tonnes constitutes the third participation of the Jeanne d’Arc group in Operation Resilience since the announcement of its creation on March 25, after the landings of the onboard tactical sub-group and the delivery of food freight , health and logistics last month in Mayotte.
Thanks to the efficiency of the teams of the defense base support group (GSBdD) of La Réunion – Mayotte and of the 2nd regiment of dragons (2nd RD), the Mistral was able to embark in a day almost 800 disinfected pallets, made up food freight, water, pharmaceutical equipment – including hydroalcoholic solutions and gels among others – as well as civil vehicles.
The Port des Galets Naval Base also provided support for the two vessels, supplying them with petroleum products as well as supplying them with naval spare parts, but also by having works carried out by the military support overseas workshops (AMSO). ).
The helicopter carrier and the frigate set sail Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from Reunion to explore the 900 nautical miles that separate them from Mayotte, to dock at the start of next week.