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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Beautemps-Beaupre Returning to Brest

October 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Indian Ocean since February 2019, Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) is progressively returning to Brest. After his ascent of the Red Sea, he crossed the Suez Canal on September 17th. Beyond the various valued transits, including individual training, continuous bathymetric measurements using multibeam sounders (SMF) and bathythermic soundings, several hydro-oceanographic surveys were conducted in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea by both crews. of the building and their detachments of hydrographers. From February to the end of March, crew B…

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Beautemps-Beaupré Studying South Indian Ocean

October 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of the deployment in the Indian Ocean, the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) , with the Shom detachment (Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy), carried out numerous hydro-oceanographic works around Madagascar and the Scattered Islands in the Mozambique Channel. After the individual training of the B crew, embarked at the end of July, the activities included transits valued with permanent bathymetric measurements thanks to multibeam sounders (SMF) and bathythermic soundings. A technical stopover at Tamatave (Toamasina), one of Madagascar’s largest…

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Latouche-Tréville Returns to Brest from Indian Ocean

July 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – The commander had announced to the families: “rendez-vous July 14, 14 hours”. As planned, the anti-submarine warfare frigate Latouche-Tréville docked in Brest. On the dock, families are numerous to welcome their sailors gone “far, long and crewed.” Seven stopovers, three continents, eight major combined exercises, two seas and two oceans crossed: the figures are commensurate with the exceptional nature of this five-month deployment. From “Sea Guardian”, “Chammal”, to the “Clemenceau” mission via the “CTF150”, the sailors from Brest have kept their rank in all…

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Intense activity in the Indian Ocean for Beautemps-Beaupré

June 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – In April, the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) conducted a campaign in the heart of the Indian Ocean to benefit the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). This campaign was part of the ship-sharing agreement between the French Navy, Ifremer (French Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea) and the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (Shom). The aim was to explore the Carlsberg Ridge, which runs along the North / North-West Indian Ocean, to better understand the evolution over time of…

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Curtain raiser Maritime Information sharing Workshop 2019

June 11, 2019 – Security and safety of the seas in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is vital to world trade and the economic prosperity of many nations. The scale, scope and the multinational nature of activities at sea, necessitates a collaborative approach to maritime security. Considering this, the Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean region (IFC-IOR), Gurugram was launched in Dec 18 by the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri for enhancing maritime safety and security in the region. The centre has thus far established linkages with more than 16 countries and…

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Mission Clemenceau: Two sailors of the aircraft carrier in the spotlight

May 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Two sailors from aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle , Master Jonathan from Chaufferies and Master Kevin from Propulsion received a congratulatory letter from the commander on May 9 for saving the life of a six-year-old Indian boy who was drowned in the swimming pool of a hotel. After several weeks of mission between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, the aircraft carrier was in Goa at the beginning of May for an operational break and to start the dock phase of the Franco-Indian Varuna…

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First Piracy off Somalia in Seven Months

May 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – Between 21 and 23 April, a group of pirates attacked two Korean and Spanish fishing vessels off the coast of Somalia , before being apprehended as part of Operation EU NAVFOR Atalanta. This is the first piracy incident around the Horn of Africa since October 2018. On April 19, 5 pirates hijacked a Yemeni dhow. Two days later, the pirates attacked 2 fishing vessels with skiffs, using the dhow as the mother boat. EU NAVFOR immediately responded by sending air and naval units to…

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Arrival of the TAAF Prefect on FS Champlain

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 21 February 2019, the Prefect and Senior Administrator of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF) Evelyne Decorps boarded the Champlain on the occasion of her return to the naval base at Port des Galets. Accompanied by the commander of the naval base and the chief of staff of the armed forces of the southern Indian Ocean (FAZSOI), this was his first visit since taking office on 30 October 2018. This highly symbolic visit took place on the return of the Champlain’s first…

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Beautemps-Beaupré Deploys to Indian Ocean

February 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – After testing its scientific equipment and completing its operational training, the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) sailed on January 16th for deployment in the Indian Ocean. The expectations, for the defense and the scientific world, are very important. Focus on the stakes of this mission. Before this departure, Beautemps-Beaupré crisscrossed the Iroise Sea and the Bay of Biscay to allow crew B to recover its reflexes and Shom staff (Marine Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service) to test and calibrate the all scientific equipment before…

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FS Floréal on Patrol in Southern Indian Ocean

December 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – The surveillance frigate Floréal left the island of La Réunion on 5 November for a fisheries surveillance mission in the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF). She then continued her patrol and headed for Cape Town, South Africa, to refuel with diesel fuel. In TAAF, the Floréal was able to interact with the Crozet district, an archipelago of French islands that has no permanent inhabitants but whose sovereignty is ensured by regular patrols. The frigate has welcomed on board the scientists and wintering of…

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Courbet in Joint Exercise off Djibouti

November 30, 2018 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Indian Ocean since August 2018, the frigate Courbet took advantage of her operational release in Djibouti from 19 to 21 November, to carry out several exercises including a Tarpon exercise with the French forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDj), before leaving the area by the straits of Bab El-Mandeb. Complex exercise involving many means, the Tarpon is to project on a building to the sea a commando detachment parachuted with his equipment, to meet an urgent need. Such a maneuver saves forces…

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Dialogue de Galle Held in Sri Lanka

November 19, 2018 – On October 22, 2018, Rear Admiral Didier Maleterre, Admiral Commander Indian Ocean Maritime Zone (ALINDIEN), traveled to Colombo, Sri Lanka, as part of the “Dialogue de Galle” forum, where he represented the Chief of Staff of the French Navy. Inaugurated in 2010, this international maritime forum aims to provide a common platform for stakeholders to express their vision and discuss issues related to maritime issues in the region. This forum which meets a growing success brought together this year representatives of about fifty countries and in…

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RFS Severomorsk Visits Victoria, Seychelles

October 29, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today, the crew of the large anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet “Severomorsk”, performing the tasks of a long voyage in the Indian Ocean, arrived in the port of Victoria of the Seychelles. This is already the second business trip of the North Sea to the Seychelles during this campaign, the previous one was in early October. In the current business visit, the crew of the Severomorsk BOD will replenish stocks of fuel, food and fresh water. Also planned are the descents of sailors,…

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FS Le Malin Departs for Indian Ocean Maritime Surveillance Mission

September 25, 2018 (Google Translation) – On Friday, August 31, the patrol boat “Le Malin” left Port-des-Galets, its port-base on the island of Reunion, for a maritime surveillance mission in the South Indian Ocean. At the end of a staff shift during the months of July and August, the crew prepared to go back to sea: role redistribution, equipment review, training and training at the dock. Dock training continued at sea with a tighter sequence of navigation, safety and maneuvering exercises. The goal was to bring the edge to full…

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