L’Astrolabe Preparing for Antarctic in Australia

On Saturday August 14, 2021, the polar patrol boat L’Astrolabe , reinforced by the sailors of its “complement of sovereignty” (complement of crew), left its base port of Reunion for a mission facing south, in the roaring 40ths, maritime area located between the 40th and 50th parallels in the southern hemisphere and so nicknamed because of the strong winds that…

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FS L’Astrolabe Arrives in Australia for Refit Before Antarctic Campaign

Australia will host a French polar patrol ship on its annual summer resupply mission to support research in the Antarctic. French Antarctic resupply ship L’Astrolabe will arrive in Henderson, Western Australia from August 30 to late October to conduct essential maintenance at Henderson before continuing on its journey to the Southern Ocean and Antarctic waters. L’Astrolabe, which is crewed by…

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L’Astrolabe on Indian Ocean EEZ Patrol

May 25, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Monday April 26, 2021, the polar patrol vessel L’Astrolabe, reinforced by the sailors of its additional sovereignty (additional crew), left its base port of Réunion for a maritime surveillance and fisheries police mission around the Scattered Islands and Mayotte, working area of ​​Kerguélen Islands or Terre Adélie. Initially, L’Astrolabe patrolled around the Europa…

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L’Astrolabe Completes Last Seasonal Antarctic Resupply

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – The polar patrol vessel L’Astrolabe has been carrying out a logistics support mission in Antarctica (MSLA) since October 2020. Five rotations between Hobart, in Tasmania and the French scientific station of Dumont d’Urville (DDU), in Terre Adélie are planned every year to supply the station and carry out personnel changes. This season a 6th…

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L’Astrolabe Patrols Mozambique Channel

September 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – Departing on August 4, 2020 from Port-des-Galets in Reunion, the polar patrol boat L’Astrolabe has returned to Reunion since August 28. During the month of August, he carried out a surveillance mission in the southern zone of the Indian Ocean centered on patrolling the Malagasy and French economic zone. Reinforced by 10 sailors constituting…

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