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  • 9 November 2011

    Wednesday 9 November, the French frigate FS FLOREAL has integrated the EU NAVFOR Task Force 465. FS FLOREAL is a 93.5 meter long frigate based on the French island “La Réunion” and has a displacement of 2950 t when fully loaded. She has a crew of just under 100 and is equipped with a Panther […]

  • 4 June 2014

    On Sunday 25 May 2014, French frigate FS Floréal, which is currently deployed with the EU Naval Force, provided towing assistance to a Yemeni dhow in the Gulf of Aden after it was seen drifting without power at sea.   The crew of a Japanese Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) had earlier sighted the […]

  • 27 September 2018

    French Navy frigate FS Floreal has seized over 7 tons of hashish from two dhows in the Indian Ocean on September 23 and 24. According to Combined Maritime Forces, the drugs are valued at $3.5m, based on street values in Yemen, which was the expected destination for the hashish. This is the most significant seizure of […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Operation Atalanta flagship ITS Carabiniere conducted a joint exercise with the French frigate FS Floreal in the waters off Seychelles’ main harbour on February 5, 2016. The exercise was coordinated by the ships’ commanding officers, Commander François Xavier Waroux and Commander Francesco Saladino.  The training tested the ships’ crews and included close-proximity manoeuvres, visual communications, […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The French frigate FS Floreal has joined EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR), patrolling the waters off the Horn of Africa and Gulf of Aden. She rejoins EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta for a third time, having previously operated within the Task Force in both 2010 and 2011. FS FLOREAL is a light surveillance frigate based on […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Training & Education

    A team of 24 troops from Uganda, part of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) received vessel protection training from French and Estonian troops in Mombasa onboard FS FLOREAL, which is operating as part of the EU NAVFOR. The training was planned as part of ongoing improvements in capability and to enhance AMISOMs drills in […]

  • 19 June 2014

    After two months of contributing to the European Union’s fight against Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden, French warship FS Floréal is sailing towards her home port on La Réunion, which is a French territory in the Indian Ocean.   This is the fifth time that FS Floréal has participated in […]

  • 29 May 2014

    French frigate FS Floréal, which is currently deployed with the EU Naval Force, recently carried out several friendly approaches on dhows and skiffs off Somalia.   With the consent of the ships’ masters, direct talks were conducted in order to strengthen mutual understanding and trust between the EU Naval Force and local seafarers. The aim […]

  • 29 April 2014

    Following their recent port visit to the Seychelles, EU Naval Force Warship FS Floréal assisted four Seychelles fishermen who were stopped in the water having suffered an engine failure on their way back to the Seychelles.   FS Floreal was just a few hours from the Seychelles when she saw the small vessel signalling for […]

  • 3 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French Navy frigate FS Floreal intercepted over 520 kgs of illicit drugs while conducting patrols in the international waters of the Arabian Sea on May 28, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) said.  Operating under the command of the Pakistan-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Floreal conducted a routine visit to a dhow. Hidden among a cargo […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Training & Education

    During the recent port visit of EU Naval Force Warship FS Floréal to the Seychelles, the ship conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) with the Seychelles Coastguard.   The training with the Seychelles Coastguard was conducted in three sections. Firstly, two members of FS Floréal’s ship’s company conducted training on the Mercury coordination system at […]

  • 5 May 2014

    On 30 April, container ship MV Jumme Trader launched a SOS message after a crew member became very ill. The SOS was picked up by the EU Naval Force flagship, FGS Brandenburg and the Force Commander on board immediately directed EU Naval Force French warship, FS Floréal, to provide medical assistance.   As FS Floréal […]

  • 13 March 2015

    French Navy Frigate FNS Floreal recently paid a visit to the South African Navy (SAN). The vessel berthed at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town on Friday, March 6, for an informal visit. Commander Marc Woodcock, Commanding Officer of FNS Floreal, who took command of the Reunion Island-based vessel on 10 July 2014, along with […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After engagement in Noble Justification from 13 to 26 October 2014 and obtaining a certification from NATO Response Force, the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) continued on to enhance its skills in exercise Ariadne 2014. This year’s training will include, besides SNMCMG-2, HS Adrias, HS Kalypso, HS Kallisto, HS Kassos, FS FGS Lyre, BS BGR Priboy, the […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The South African Navy is holding an Inter-departmental and International Maritime exercise in Richards Bay under the auspices of Chief of Joint Operations of the South African National Defence Force. The exercise started on the 14th of September and will continue until the 2nd of October 2015. The SA Navy and the South Indian Ocean Naval […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) participated in a trilateral exercise off the coast of Busan, South Korea, with the French and Republic of Korea (ROK) navies May 31.   The exercise, designed to boost interoperability and bolster partnerships in the Pacific, consisted of tactical maneuvering drills, non-maneuvering voice drills, and […]

  • 27 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Quotas from the Fiscal Year (FY) 13 Active Duty E7 Board show Navy’s force management initiatives are having some positive results, resulting in advancement opportunity increasing 5.73 points from 18.23 percent in FY12 to 23.96 percent for the FY13 board. With approximately 4,400 quotas for this board, the Navy is ensuring the fleet has the […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warships from eight nations arrived in Greece for the annual exercise Ariadne which will be taking place from March 31 to April 7. In addition to ships, naval officers from some ten countries will be attending the exercise in the Ionian Sea in the Gulf of Patras. NATO ships from the Standing Mine Countermeasures Group […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Training & Education

    On June 3rd, during a port visit to Dar Es Salaam, French frigate, FS Nivôse organised local maritime capacity building (LMCB) training with the Tanzanian Navy. This training built on the training conducted by FS Guepratte a few days earlier. Twelve members of the Tanzanian Coast Guard were briefed and given a demonstration on the […]

  • 22 March 2013

    Some contributing nations support the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta with specialised assets to counter piracy off the Horn of Africa. Estonia supports Operation Atalanta with a Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) on board the French frigate FS Courbet. VPDs are ready to embark on civilian ships in order to protect them […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Handling major maritime incidents was the focus of activities of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) in Cape Town and the Maritime Rescue Sub-Regional Centre (MRSC) conducted on September 21-22 during Exercise Oxide. The Search and Rescue exercise took place off the coast of Richards Bay. A combined Maritime […]

  • 17 February 2014

    EU Naval Force warships have once again come to the rescue of fishermen off the coast of Somalia.   Following FGS Hessen’s rescue of a 14 year old fisherman from a capsized boat on Wednesday 12 February, this latest rescue, which happened on Thursday 13 February, saw French warship, FS Siroco and German warship, FGS […]

  • 7 March 2013

    Between 26 February and 5 March 2013, French warship FS Courbet, operating as part of EU Naval Force counter piracy mission Operation Atalanta, together with an embarked Estonian Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD), escorted a World Food Programme (WFP) ship that was carrying much-needed food and aid for the Somali people around the Horn of Africa. […]

  • 9 October 2015

    The French frigate FS COURBET and the German FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN have been taking part in a complex rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea from October 7. The German frigate FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN, together with the Italian Ship ITS AVIERE belonging to the “Mare Sicuro” mission, was firstly requested to intervene in favour of three […]

  • 26 November 2015

    290 migrants were rescued at sea from three dinghies off the coast of Lybia on November 24. With the contribution of the Spanish aircraft Cisne10 Orion P3, that spotted one of the dinghies during a patrol and surveillance flight, the German supply ship FGS Berlin and the British frigate HMS Enterprise saved respectively 236 and […]

  • 13 October 2015

    The EU anti-migrant smuggling operation in the Mediterranean sea, known as Operation Sophia, has entered its operational phase, aimed at boarding and seizing vessels suspected of being used for human smuggling and trafficking. The operational phase follows the first phase, launched June 22, which involved intelligence gathering on smuggling routes and networks. Phase II is intended to precede […]

  • 28 May 2015

    Combined Task Force 150’s (CTF-150) flagship, French Ship (FS) Var, and Her Majesty’s Ship Richmond recently stopped in Dar Es Saalam, Tanzania for a port visit in May. Captain (Capt) Crignola, Commanding Officer of the Task Force, took this opportunity to meet with Brigadier General (BG) Hi Majumba, Deputy Commander of the Tanzanian Navy at the […]

  • 16 December 2011
    Training & Education

    The Eastern Naval Command observed the 40th anniversary of Vijay Diwas on 16 Dec 11, by paying tributes to the valiant personnel of the Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice in various Operations including the 1971 war. A Floral wreath was placed at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, the Navy War Memorial on RK Beach […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Training & Education

    French warship Vendemiaire has paid a visit to Australia, reports the She arrived from the base Noumea, France yesterday and made a stop before participating in naval exercises with Australian forces. “The main purpose is to develop interoperability with the Australian navy,” said commanding officer Commander Joffrey Guerry. The warship’s crew would also send […]