February 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Monday, February 15, 2021, the patrol boat Le Malin docked at 5:00 p.m. at the port of Longoni in order to deliver oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators to the Mayotte hospital center to help fight COVID-19. This action is part of the RESILIENCE mission.
After consultation between the French Ministry of Overseas Territories and the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, it was decided that the ship should take the direction of the Mahoran island before starting its mission of supplying the Scattered Islands. The patroller will at the same time contribute to the border control system as part of the fight against illegal immigration from the Comoros.
Launched on March 25, 2020, Operation “RESILIENCE” constitutes the contribution of the armed forces to the interministerial commitment against the spread of Covid-19. It focuses on helping and supporting populations as well as supporting public services to deal with this epidemic, in metropolitan France and overseas, in the areas of health, logistics and protection. The armies are involved in all sectors where they can provide support to civil authorities, by adapting their actions to local contexts and within the framework of a dialogue with State authorities.