La Frégate FLOREAL en escale au Cap Afrique du Sud
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Le Floréal, frégate de surveillance française, effectuera une escale de routine au Cap du 24 au 30 avril.
A l’occasion de l’escale du Floréal au Cap, des visites destinées au public seront organisées à bord du bateau le samedi 27 avril entre 10h et 13h. Le bâtiment sera amarré au V&A Waterfront.
The French surveillance frigate “Floréal” will stop in Cape Town from 24 to 30 April as part of her mission in the waters of the French and Australian Southern and Antarctic Lands.
The frigate and her sister ships are regular visitors to South Africa - Floréal last visited Cape Town in April last year.
Having spent considerable time at sea, Floréal will use her time in Cape Town to perform maintenance and repair tasks, as well as to replenish consumables and food stocks.
Although the French Navy makes use of repair facilities in Durban and Mauritius, it is clear that Cape Town is the preferred destination.
FNS Floréal will be harboured at V&A Waterfront, Jetty 2, and will be open to the pubic on Saturday 28 April.
Commissioned in 1992, FNS Floréal (F730) is the lead ship of her class of six, all of which were built to be based in the French territories around the world, with Floréal home ported at the island of Reunion.
The frigate fulfils a large range of operational needs, patrolling overseas maritime areas under French sovereignty and in the deep sea to protect France’s interests. In this context, the Floréal carries out several tasks in the Indian Ocean, including anti-piracy missions, fishery protection, the control of illegal trafficking, maritime rescue operations and support to scientific missions in the French southern islands of Kergelen, Crozet and Saint-Paul.
In accordance with an agreement between Australia and France, Floréal performs cooperative fishing police and surveillance missions in the French and Australian Southern and Antarctic economic areas, recently having Australian fish inspectors on board.
Floréal also plays an important role in the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean, being part of the European Union Naval Force’s Operation Atalanta, thus contributing to weaken the piracy threat in the High Risk Area off the horn of Africa.
In 1993, she took part in United Nations operations in Somalia to protect Blue Helmets and she also partook in the capture of Bob Denard in the Comoros during 1995.
La Frégate a quitté Le Cap pour Crozet où elle est arrivée le 7 mai 2013
Dans l'attente des plis