FS Bougainville Monitoring Fisheries in Kiribati

During its patrol between Polynesia and Hawaii, the Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Bougainville twice crossed the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Kiribati. The patrol was part of the Forum fishering agency’s (FFA) permanent fisheries surveillance operation , organized by the Pacific Rim countries and signatories to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) aimed…

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FS Bougainville Renders Assistance to US Fishing Vessel

During their deployment to the North Pacific, Crew B of the Overseas Surveillance and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Bougainville assisted 3 American boaters aboard a drifting fishing vessel for more than 24 hours. On Saturday, September 18, 2021, while the BSAOM Bougainville is patrolling on a presence and surveillance mission approximately 130 nautical miles off the Hawaiian archipelago, the watch team…

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Pollution Exercise for Bougainville and Papeete

On August 9, the Bougainville Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) conducted an anti-pollution exercise, in cooperation with the anti-pollution cell of the Papeete naval base. After deploying a 150-meter boom, the installation of the pollutant pumping system confirmed the crew’s ability to accomplish this type of mission. In a real situation, the shape of the dam, defined by the…

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FS Bougainville Passes the 100,000 Nautical Mile Mark

March 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – Admitted to active service on December 16, 2016, the BSAOM Bougainville passed the symbolic 100,000 nautical mark at the beginning of March 2020. His base port being Papeete, he sailed his first nautical routes between Brest and Tahiti at the end of 2016. Integrated into the armed forces in French Polynesia (FAPF), Le Bougainville…

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