Frigate Germinal Seizes 435 kg of Cannabis

On February 11, 2022, during an air-sea surveillance mission led by the Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA), the Surveillance Frigate (FS) Germinal intervened on a suspicious fast boat, without visible mark of nationality, on the high seas in southwest of Guadeloupe. The boat, with five occupants on board, fled as the soldiers approached, while throwing bundles into the sea,…

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Dumont d’Urville Transits the Panama Canal

March 10, 2021 (Google Translation) – Leaving the Caribbean Sea for a few days to make a stopover in Panama City from February 27 to March 2, the Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Dumont d’Urville twice crossed the Panama Canal on February 26 and March 2. This passage of more than 80 kilometers, crossed in 9 hours, had not…

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Exercise CARAÏBES 2020

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA) carried out a large joint exercise from 23 to 26 November 2020, named CARAÏBES 2020. The objective of the latter was to optimize the coordination of land, sea, air, command and civilian components. military, around a scenario that can be encountered in the Caribbean. To restore conducting…

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Joint Brazilian and French Fishery Patrol

October 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – From October 23 to 24, 2020, as part of the Permanent Maritime Safety Posture (PPSM), the Antilles-Guyana (PAG) patrol vessel Resolute led a fisheries police mission to the border with a Brazilian vessel, the Bocaina. As a result, 7 tonnes of illegally caught fish are apprehended. After detecting a tapouille in foray into French…

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