Canarias and Nivose PASSEX in the Indian Ocean

October 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, October 3, 2019, the Nivôse surveillance frigate , currently deployed in the Indian Ocean, conducted joint exercises (PASSEX) with the Spanish frigate Canarias ( Santa Maria class ). Engaged in Task Force (TF) 465 ( Atalanta mission ) and TF 150 , the two navies seized this simultaneous presence in the Indian Ocean to organize opportunity interactions. During this meeting at sea, the Panther du Nivôse went to land on the Canarias platform , the opportunity for the commanders to meet, share…

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Another Narcotics Bust for CTF150

October 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – The French Navy continues its fight against the trafficking supporting terrorism in the Indian Ocean, the frigate Nivôse made the 25 September 2019 a major seizure of narcotics: more than two tons of cannabis resin. The surveillance frigate Nivôse seized more than two tons of cannabis resin on 25 September 2019 aboard a dhow. This seizure comes within the framework of a dedicated coalition: Task Force 150, which brings together several countries conducting maritime actions to fight against trafficking likely to support international terrorism…

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FS Nivôse Indian Ocean Heroin Bust

Within a month of joining Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150), the French frigate, Nivôse, has seized 251 kilograms of heroin in the latest success for the Marine Nationale in the Indian Ocean. The ship, whose home base is in the French overseas department of Réunion, is currently conducting operations in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). CMF is an enduring global maritime partnership of 32 nations aligned in common purpose to conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in order to provide security and stability in the maritime environment. On 8…

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Nivôse Deploys for Surveillance Mission in the TAAF

Google Translation The surveillance frigate Nivôse left its base port of La Réunion on January 16, 2018 and began a surveillance mission in the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF). This mission of about fifty days has for main objective the surveillance of the fisheries, and in particular the fishing of the toothfish, in the archipelagos of Crozet, Kerguelen and Saint-Paul and Amsterdam. Currently, toothfish are mainly caught near the Kerguelen (more than 50% of sales come from it). Only seven vessels are authorized to fish for toothfish, so it…

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