November 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – From November 2 to 4, the sailors of the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Dixmude carried out cooperation actions with the Beninese naval forces as part of the CORYMBE 154 mission.
The interactions began off Cotonou with a joint patrol led by Dixmude and the Beninese patrol vessel Ouémé , coupled with a maritime surveillance flight by the Alouette III on board the PHA.
This sequence continued with site reconnaissance actions carried out by the amphibious detachments and embarked marines, in cooperation with Benin marines.
By teaming up with their Beninese counterparts, the detachment divers checked in particular the accessibility of the various sites to the beaching of the French skippers, allowing the sharing of our know-how in terms of diving while maintaining a detailed knowledge of the zoned.
These informative exchanges contributed to strengthening the links between two Allied navies.