France Took Part in International Maritime Exercise

The International Maritime Exercise (IMX22) took place in the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean from January 31 to February 18, 2022. Hosted by the United States Fifth Fleet Command (C5F ), it brought together nine thousand sailors from sixty different nations and international organizations, engaged on board more than 30 ships. Following different operational scenarios, the participants conducted…

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FS Guepratte on Operation AGENOR Patrol Duty

The La Fayette Frigate (FLF) Guépratte continues its patrols in the Arabian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. Engaged since the end of January as part of Operation AGENOR, the FLF Guépratte conducted an exercise with the Saudi patrol boat Oqbah . The two buildings chained joint training in the Arabo-Persian Gulf. The Guépratte then continued its mission of securing…

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CTF150 Operation Seizes More Drugs in the Indian Ocean

The Royal New Zealand Navy-led counter-narcotics operation outside the Arabian Gulf has had a second major drug seizure in a week. French Marine Nationale frigate FS Languedoc, operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Kiwi-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), conducted a second intercept of a vessel in the Indian Ocean September 27th. It resulted in the…

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Canadian and Australian CTF-150 members contribute to Seychelles capacity-building initiative

June 15, 2021 – Canadian and Australian staff from the multinational Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) deployed to the Republic of Seychelles from May 1-14, 2021 to provide training assistance to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Their goal was to help build the capacity of regional partners in maritime security operations. The training involved participants from…

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FS Languedoc Begins Operation AGENOR Patrols

June 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – After the Courbet and the Forbin , the multi-mission frigate Languedoc commanded by Captain Helluya joins Operation AGENOR , the military component of the maritime surveillance mission in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, EMASoH . Placed under the international seal with the deployment of the Dutch frigate De Ruyter , recently disengaged…

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Nightmare delivers the goods in the Southern Arabian Gulf

April 19, 2020 – HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked MH-60R helicopter, call sign ‘Nightmare’, was critical in conducting ship-to-shore movement recently in the Southern Arabian Gulf. Toowoomba normally relies on many of the international ports within the region to conduct logistic and respite visits. In the wake of COVID-19 quarantine measures, this resupply was slightly different. To ensure Toowoomba continued to conduct…

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