Indian Ocean Drug Seizures by FS Floréal & Chevalier Paul

Respectively integrated and placed in support of the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), the Floréal Surveillance Frigate (FS) and the Chevalier Paul Air Defense Frigate (FDA) have recently carried out major drug seizures. These operations demonstrate the importance of the French contribution within the framework of the CTF 150 which fights against illicit trafficking which contributes to the financing…

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Four French Ships Train in Southern Indian Ocean

From August 30 to September 5, four ships of the Armed Forces in the Southern Indian Ocean Zone (FAZSOI) took advantage of a joint period of deployment to conduct specific operational readiness activities. This mutual training was organized in two phases. Between August 30 and September 1, the surveillance frigates (FS) Floréal and Nivôse as well as the patrol vessel…

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Floreal on TAAF Patrol

March 29, 2021 (Google Translation) – Part of Réunion since February 25, 2021, the Floréal Surveillance Frigate (FS) is carrying out a sovereignty mission within the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF). Following a stopover in Durban and with a crew tested negative for COVID-19, the Floréal headed south-east towards the 40th roaring and 50th screaming. This refers to the…

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FS Floreal Employing EDAU for Boarding Teams

November 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – As part of the Enduring Freedom mission within the Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 , the surveillance frigate (FS) Floréal is increasing the number of visit operations in a particular health context due to COVID-19. The sailors therefore put in place a specially developed protocol to allow operations to continue in complete safety. Equipped…

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Floreal on Southern Indian Ocean Patrol

September 22, 2020 (Google Translation) –  On September 6, 2020, the surveillance frigate Floréal left its base port at Pointe des Galets in Reunion Island for a dual mission of surveillance and the fight against illicit trafficking in the southern Indian Ocean. His patrol took him off Tromelin, Glorieuses, the Geyser and Zelée banks, and their respective exclusive economic zones (EEZs…

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FS Floréal Helicopter MEDEVACs Merchant Ship Crewmember in Indian Ocean

April 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – Monday April 20, 2020, the Regional Operational Center for Surveillance and Rescue (CROSS) Réunion called on the Armed Forces in the Southern Indian Ocean Zone (FAZSOI) and the Panther helicopter of the 36F detachment assigned to the frigate of Floréal monitoring for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) on the bulk carrier type AVALON at 70 nautical…

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FS Floreal Fishery Patrol Near Glorious Archipeligo

February 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 21, 2020, continuing its surveillance mission in the southern Indian Ocean zone (FAZSOI), the surveillance frigate (FS) Floréal intercepted a fishing vessel without flag in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Glorious Islands , near the Leven bench. Detected by the Panther on- board helicopter , the ten-meter-long ship was intercepted…

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