HMS Medway to Become First West Indies Guardship in Several Years With Replacement of RFA

January 8, 2020 – The UK’s permanent naval presence in the Caribbean has waved goodbye to its rescuers – as they prepare to tackle international drug runners. RFA Mounts Bay is on a long-term mission assisting Britain’s overseas territories in the region, spending roughly one half of the year ready to respond to natural disasters (chiefly hurricanes and tropical storms),…

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West Indies: Training for the State Action Division at Sea

November 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – Monday, October 15, at the initiative of the Division of “Action of the State at Sea” (AEM) of the Armed Forces in the West Indies (FAA), a training to the Organization of Civil Security Response (ORSEC) Maritime having for theme assistance to a ship in difficulty took place at the open bay of Fort-de-France…

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Tonnerre Departs Toulon for West Indies

Google Translation On the night of September 12 to 13, 2017, the Tonnerre Projection and Command Building (BPC) departed Toulon after completing its loading during the night. The second largest ship of the French Navy after the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, it will project to the West Indies emergency reconstruction capacities. On board aboard are military personnel and means…

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Hurricane IRMA: French Navy committed to the armed forces in the West Indies

With the aim of helping the population as quickly and efficiently as possible, the French Navy is helping to mobilize material and human resources in Saint Martin and Guadeloupe following Hurricane Irma. Two Falcon 50s from the French Navy were mobilized. Several reconnaissance flights have already taken place to carry out observation and damage assessment missions. They will ensure that…

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