MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from English to French –
Part of Fort-de-France, its home port, Monday, October 1, the surveillance frigate Ventose returned to Martinique December 12, after more than two months of mission off West Africa.
Before joining the African coast, the Ventôse had first trained with the armed forces in French Guiana (FAG), then a stopover in Belém to strengthen maritime cooperation with Brazil.
After twelve days of transatlantic crossing, the Ventôse has joined the mission Corymbe, almost permanent deployment of French naval units in the Gulf of Guinea. Corymbe participates in the protection of French interests and the reduction of maritime insecurity, by helping in particular to strengthen the capacities of the riparian marines as part of the Yaoundé process.
Thus, during its mission, marked by stops in Cape Verde, Senegal, Ivory Coast and The Gambia, Ventôse participated in the exercise “Grand African NEMO 2018” with the navies of six African countries : the four countries visited, plus Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone, involving ships at sea and their land command centers. The exercise covered the areas of the fight against illegal fishing, the fight against drug trafficking, the fight against pollution and assistance to a ship in distress.
Proud of the work done off the coast of Africa, the sailors of Ventôse are ready to resume their place within the system of fight against drug trafficking in the Caribbean Sea, alongside their sister-ship, the Germinal.
The 1,000 FAA military guarantee the protection of the national territory and animate regional cooperation from the departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe. They constitute a leading joint mechanism on the Caribbean theater, in coordination with the armed forces in French Guiana. In the West Indies, the armed forces carry out missions of sovereignty and regional cooperation, and conduct three specific missions: the action of the State at sea, under the authority of the delegate of the Government for the action of the State at sea to effectively combat narcotraffic at sea and to coordinate the implementation of emergency plans at sea; relief to people in the event of natural disasters or serious humanitarian situations in the area; participation in a military operation in a national or multinational environment or in the evacuation of nationals.
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