New Caledonia – Sea cucumber fisherman in difficulty north of the Bélep

September 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – On September 11, 2019, at 7:30 pm, the fishing vessel Nou was reported missing several days after leaving for a fishing trip in the North Lagoon. A Gardian maritime patrol aircraft from Flotilla 25F managed to locate the fishing boat the next day inside the Pelotas reef. A VHF contact established between the Gardian…

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Vendémiaire at the Head of the Exercise Cagou

February 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – From February 4 to 6, the Vendémiaire surveillance frigate (FS) took part in the annual “Cagou” exercise, which brought together the four ships of the French Navy stationed in New Caledonia: the FS Vendémiaire , the building support and assistance overseas Entrecasteaux , and patrolmen The Glorious and the Mocking . During this exercise,…

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Vendémiaire in the Spotlight

February 11, 2019 – On 18 January, Major General Thierry Marchand, Commander (COMSUP) of the Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC), presided over a ceremony aboard the Vendémiaire surveillance frigate (FS) . During this event, he congratulated the crew members for their action during Operation UATIO 10. This mission was conducted in December 2017, with the aim of intercepting two…

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Navy provides support to APEC Leaders’ Summit in PNG

November 17, 2018 – HMAS Adelaide’s arrival into Port Moresby has brought the spotlight onto the enduring partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia, the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) maritime component commander for Operation APEC 2018 ASSIST said. As part of the ADF’s support for APEC 2018, Adelaide embarked a broad range of capabilities that will be made available to…

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First arrivals prepare for successful APEC

November 9, 2018 – Australian Defence Force personnel have begun to arrive in Port Moresby as part of Australian Government support to the Government of Papua New Guinea to deliver the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. A small contingent of personnel flew in on a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster, and the Royal Australian Navy’s amphibious ship, HMAS…

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Amphibious forces join for major exercise

Navy’s amphibious focus has shifted into top gear with two Task Groups now deployed across the region. While the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group continues its successful deployment in the South West Pacific, a major exercise has concluded off the north Queensland coast. Exercise SEA EXPLORER was one of a series of exercises, providing an opportunity for both Navy and Army…

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Container ship Kea Trader stranded: Armed Forces in New Caledonia mobilized

Google Translation On Wednesday, 12 July 2017, the Kea Trader, an 184-meter container ship, ran aground on Durand Reefs, 50 nautical miles southeast of Mare Island, triggering the ORSEC Ship Assistance Plan In difficulty, and the setting up, under the responsibility of the commander of the maritime zone New Caledonia, of the Crisis Treatment Center (CTCM). On the same day…

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