FS Pluton Assists in Underwater Archaeological Research

Between September 21 and October 10, 2021, the building-base of clearing divers (BBPD) Pluton and the group of clearing divers (GPD) Méditerranée operated in Corsica, for the benefit of the Department of Underwater and Underwater Archaeological Research (DRASSM) ), before heading for the Vacca rock in order to continue processing the historic ammunition present on this site. After five days…

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FS Pluton Assists in Wreck Removal off Corsica

April 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – Departing on March 15, 2021 aboard the chartered support and assistance vessel (BSAA) Pioneer , a detachment of the Mediterranean Clearance Divers Group led a wreck removal operation in Southern Corsica. Supported by the building-base of mine clearance divers (BBPD) Pluto from March 17, mine clearance divers identified five wrecks in the bays of…

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FS Tonnerre Deploying in Support of Civil Health Authorities

March 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – The amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre of the French Navy stands ready to leave its port-base of Toulon for Ajaccio, in order to evacuate patients affected by Covid-19 to hospitals in the Provence-Alpes region- French Riviera (PACA). PHA Tonnerre and its 200 sailors are preparing to intervene in the framework of the coronavirus crisis…

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