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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Anzac Takes Part in Indian Ocean Rescue

May 16, 2021 – On Friday and again on Saturday night the Australian Defence Force deployed P-8A Poseidon aircraft to deliver life rafts to 20 stranded fishermen who were clinging to their vessel 670nm west of Perth. They worked closely with other aircraft coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). HMAS Anzac, which was hours off docking in Perth…

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Theodore Roosevelt CSG Indian Ocean Live-Fire Exercise

March 16, 2021 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducted a live-fire exercise in the Indian Ocean March 12. Units from the strike group engaged inflatable surface targets with a variety of weapons systems. F/A-18E Super Hornets from the “Golden Warriors” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 and the “Blue Diamonds” of VFA-146 dropped Mark 76 inert bombs,…

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FS Languedoc Completes Indian Ocean & Hormuz Patrol

November 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Languedoc is back in the Mediterranean after six-month deployment in the Indian Ocean. After a patrol in the eastern Mediterranean and exercise fictitious firing cruise missiles with units of the VI th US Fleet also deployed in the area, the frigate FREMM multi-mission) is docked this week in Toulon. Departing on April 25, the…

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USS John S. McCain sails alongside JS Ōnami, HMAS Ballarat

November 7, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) joined the Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Takanami-class destroyer JS Ōnami (DD 111) during integrated operations in the Indian Ocean, Nov. 6. The trilateral group sail commenced following the first phase of exercise Malabar, hosted by the Indian Navy in…

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Ronald Reagan CSG conducts maritime security operations in Indian Ocean

October 9, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group began maritime security and stability operations in the Indian Ocean, Oct. 9. The carrier strike group, including the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey…

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French Navy Helicopter Training in Reunion Island

October 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – On September 24, 2020, sailors and agents identified in the pool of assessment and intervention teams (EEI) in Reunion Island participated in a helicopter hoisting training. In an area marked by strong maritime challenges, the Government Delegate for State Action at Sea (DDGAEM), assisted by the maritime zone commander, must have an operational capacity…

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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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