Tonnerre Completes HADR Mission in Beirut

September 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier set sail from the port of Beirut on Friday, September 4, 2020, marking the end of its engagement in Operation Friendship. During a month of projection in Lebanon, the PHA and its 400 soldiers made a decisive contribution to the assistance and emergency mission carried out for the benefit…

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FS Tonnerre Crewmembers Repairs Beirut Pilot Boat

August 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday August 6, 2020, the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) was put on alert to participate in the support provided by France for the benefit of Lebanon. Arrived in Beirut on August 13, the Tonnerre sailors were put ashore to help rebuild the port, the country’s economic heart. Among these projects, that of…

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France Charters MN Calao for Beirut HADR

August 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – After the departure of the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre for Beirut on Sunday August 9, it was the turn of the chartered vessel MN Calao to set sail on Wednesday August 12 evening for Lebanon. It carries 1600 tonnes of material on board, including around one hundred military vehicles and devices (trailers, etc.)…

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HMS Enterprise to Survey Port of Beirut After Disaster

August 6, 2020 – The survey vessel will travel to Lebanon to assess the damage of Beirut’s port following Tuesday’s explosion and help return it to normal operations. The deployment of the ship will complement an immediate package of military and civilian support and £5 million worth of aid. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said, “At the request of the Lebanese…

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