March 15, 2021 (Google Translation) – On February 25, 2021, the surveillance frigate (FS) Floréal again left its base port of Pointe des Galets in Reunion Island to begin a 45-day mission. This mission will take him to the Scattered Islands and then to the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF), demonstrating France’s ability to deploy resources in its most remote marine territories.
As part of a bilateral agreement with Madagascar, the Floréal first patrolled Malagasy territorial waters, doubled Cap d’Ambre, then sailed near the Glorieuses and the banks of the Geyser and Zélée in order to contribute to the fight against illegal fishing. Le Floréal thus led a nautical raid of more than 30 nautical miles, resulting in half a dozen violations.
Then, the frigate set sail for Mayotte and took part in the fight against illegal immigration jointly with the patrol boat Le Malin . The two vessels also took advantage of this meeting at sea to conduct a few presentations.