MARAD Issues Alert for Arabian Gulf Region

Multiple maritime threats have been reported in the vicinity of the geographic areas described above. On January 2, 2020, the U.S. military took decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad. The Iranian response to this action, if any, is unknown, but there remains the possibility of Iranian action against U.S. maritime interests in the region. The U.S. government is…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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