Franco-Spanish Rescue Operation for 24F

November 19, 2018 (Google Translation) – On 3 November 2018, an extraordinary Franco-Spanish rescue operation was coordinated by the Regional Operational Rescue and Monitoring Center (CROSS) Mediterranean 80 nautical miles (about 150 km) north of the Balearic Islands. At 1 am, the CROSS Méditerranée is alerted by the Gris-Nez CROSS of the detection of a French distress beacon. The latter comes from an unidentified mobile. The CROSS distributes distress relays and defeats several merchant ships to begin unsuccessful searches. At sunrise, the CROSS requests the Navy’s operational center for the…

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Rescue in Extreme Weather Conditions for 36F

October 24, 2018 (Google Translation) – On October 15, 2018, around 8 pm, the Flottille 36F warning helicopter was fired to rescue a distressed sailboat 3 nautical miles (about 6 km) south of Porquerolles. One end is stuck in the propeller and the two people on board are unable to maneuver their boat. At night, in the rain, and with a particularly rough sea (level 5), the National Society for Rescue at Sea (SNSM) was unable to tow the boat. The only one capable of intervening in particularly dangerous conditions,…

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