As part of the CAOUANNE mission with a focus on “Knowledge of the Latin America – Caribbean area of permanent responsibility”, the Dumont d’Urville Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) was completed, for the first time since its admission to active duty, an operational release in Miami, Florida from November 30 to December 4, 2023.
Docked at the United States Coast Guards (USCG) base in Miami Beach, the vessel received on board the Consul General of France in Miami, Mr. Raphaël Trapp, Rear-Admiral Schofield, commander of the Miami district of the USCG, as well as part of the French community living in Florida: a presentation of the Dumont d’Urville and its many capabilities was led by the commander, allowing numerous exchanges with French expatriates on the one hand, and with the corps USCG on the other hand .
On patrol in international waters north of Cuba and Haiti, the Dumont d’Urville went, on December 6, to meet the United States Coast Guards (USCG) cutter Mohawk , also operating in the area. The two ships thus conducted mutual training, which made it possible to demonstrate the know-how of each of the navies, in particular during tactical evolutions at sea.
The various interactions conducted have made it possible to maintain the excellent relations between France and the United States, in particular through bilateral military cooperation in the area which is mainly illustrated in the fight against drug trafficking and operational preparation in the face of to a natural disaster or major humanitarian crisis.