FS Germinal Makes Port Call in Cartagena, Colombia

Deployed in the Caribbean Sea, the surveillance frigate (FS) Germinal made a stopover in Cartagena de Indias from May 13 to 18. Through the various representation activities, formal visits and reception on board, the links have been consolidated between the French Navy and the Armada de Colombia , both major players in the fight against drug trafficking at sea in…

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Frigate Germinal Seizes 435 kg of Cannabis

On February 11, 2022, during an air-sea surveillance mission led by the Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA), the Surveillance Frigate (FS) Germinal intervened on a suspicious fast boat, without visible mark of nationality, on the high seas in southwest of Guadeloupe. The boat, with five occupants on board, fled as the soldiers approached, while throwing bundles into the sea,…

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FS Germinal Intercepts 680 Kilos of Cocaine

On January 29, 2022, the surveillance frigate Germinal , on a surveillance mission in the Caribbean Sea, intervened in international waters on a suspicious fast boat, without nationality marks. The “go-fast” fled when the soldiers approached, while throwing bundles into the sea. Pursued, the boat and its four occupants were finally arrested. Twenty bales were recovered at sea representing a…

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Exercise LANMEKOL in the Caribbean Sea

From 7 to 9 September 2021, the Armed Forces in the West Indies (FAA) conducted the second edition of Exercise LANMEKOL in the Caribbean Sea, an annual exercise dedicated to the operational readiness of the various FAA surface vessels. Under the tactical command of the commander of the surveillance frigate Germinal, the Antilles-Guyane La Combattante patrol boat, the coastal port…

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French Assessment of Operation TELLURE in Haiti

On August 14, 2021, a violent 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, exacerbating the already difficult humanitarian situation in the country. Thanks to the support of the system of sovereignty forces present in the Antilles, the French armies were able to provide assistance to the Haitian people. On August 18, the Germinal Surveillance Frigate (FS) transported 47 tonnes of humanitarian cargo.…

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