February 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – From February 9 to 12,2021, the Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Dumont d’Urville conducted joint training and patrol with the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) Coast Guard in as part of the CAOUANNE 2021 mission. 1.
After an operational stopover in Kingston (Jamaica) from February 5 to 9, the Dumont d’Urville first gave a dynamic presentation of anti-pollution equipment with the Thomsea trawl . He then carried out, with the patrol vessel Cornwall, a castaway search exercise coordinated by the Jamaican Maritime Air Operations Center (MAOC). On February 10, a reconnaissance of the plagging site, supplemented by maneuvers of the BSAOM light amphibious boat, was carried out on the Port-Royal site, offering the divers aboard the Dumont d’Urville the opportunity to share their know-how with their Jamaican counterparts.
This training phase was completed during two days of a maritime surveillance patrol in Jamaica’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), in a known area of illegal traffic and illegal fishing.
These cooperative actions, carried out in a strict health framework, make it possible to strengthen the links between the Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA) and partner countries in the Caribbean area, faced with the same threats: natural disaster, drug trafficking and illegal fishing.