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Big cocaine busts off African coast for French Navy

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The French Navy has seized over ten tons of cocaine in two operations off the west coast of Africa, in line with an increase...

French Navy ship Jacques Chevalier on maiden visit to South Africa

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The latest ships to enter service with the French Navy, or in French, Marine Nationale, is the logistic supply ship FS Jacques Chevalier (A725),...

French frigate Floreal visits Cape Town

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On 1 November, unlike all previous visits by NATO warships, an unannounced arrival off Cape Town was the French Navy (Marine Nationale) Frigate FS...

Port call of the French Mission Jeanne d’Arc in Cape Town

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French task force ‘Jeanne d'Arc’ 2022, a five-month operational deployment of a two-vessel Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), arrived in Cape Town on the morning...

High value drug bust for French frigate in the Arabian Sea

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The French frigate FS Guépratte has seized 626 kg of methamphetamine worth more than $17 million during the latest Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-narcotics...

French Navy seizes six ton of cocaine in the Gulf of...

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The French Navy’s amphibious helicopter carrier Dixmude has seized six tons of cocaine at sea in what the French defence ministry said is a...

French naval task force on extended mission

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A French naval task force is currently steaming down Africa’s east coast as part of an extended five month mission that will include South...

French frigate Floreal damaged by Durban storm

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The French Navy's surveillance frigate FS Floreal, docked in the port of Durban, was damaged by the recent storm in KwaZulu-Natal, which...

French naval vessel makes courtesy call on Durban

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The French Navy patrol vessel FNS Le Malin (P725) arrives in Durban tomorrow (Saturday) for her second courtesy call visit in 10...

French Navy’s FNS Le Malin visits Durban

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The French Navy vessel FNS Le Malin paid a week-long visit to Durban last month before returning to its home unit at...

L’Albatros heads for home after 31 years patrolling the Indian Ocean

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The French Navy offshore patrol vessel Albatros (P681) arrived in Cape Town on Wednesday 3 June, having completed her final Indian Ocean...

Some rest for L’Adroit during busy mission

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In the third of its four month deployment, the French patrol vessel L'Adroit arrived in Cape Town on Monday May 12 for...

French OPV to make port call in Cape Town

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Come Monday South Africa's naval fraternity will see a current, state-of-the-art offshore patrol vessel (OPV) in local waters when the French Navy's...

France patrolling the southern Indian Ocean

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Cape Town has seen a profusion of visiting foreign naval ships these past few weeks and now it is the turn of...

La Grandiere departs Richards Bay

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The French Navy's amphibious supply vessel La Grandiere has departed Richards Bay after a five day visit. FNS La Grandiere arrived in South...

French Navy backs plan to sell FREMM frigate to Egypt

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The French Navy is supportive of tentative plans to sell its FREMM frigate Normandie to Egypt at short notice, with the vessel...

Cape welcome for French naval vessels

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The French Navy surveillance frigate Nivôse docked at the Cape Town V&A Waterfront on Wednesday morning, to the delight of the crew. Home...

French helicopter carrier FS Dixmude visits Cape Town

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The French Navy Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship FS Dixmude docked in Cape Town yesterday, accompanied by the anti-submarine frigate FS Georges...

French Navy commissions L’Adroit offshore patrol vessel

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The French Navy has commissioned the Gowind-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) L'Adroit, which it will evaluate over the next three years. L'Adroit was...

French amphibious ship Siroco visits Nigeria

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The French amphibious assault ship Siroco has berthed at Lagos in Nigeria for a four day visit as it calls in at...

Siroco amphibious assault ship visits Africa

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The French amphibious assault ship Siroco is visiting Africa's west coast and has taken part in exercises and training with several countries...

French NH90s enter service

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The French navy has formally introduced its first four NH90 Caiman shipboard helicopters into operational service. Another 23 will follow by 2020....

First Gowind offshore patrol vessel leaves for France

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The Gowind offshore patrol vessel L'Adroit has left DCNS's Lorient shipyard, where it was built, on a course for France's Toulon naval...

French navy bombards al-Shabaab militant town in Somalia

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A French navy ship has bombarded a town in Somalia, becoming one of the first Western nations to assist Kenya in its...

French navy captures 6 men after pirate attack

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French forces have captured six suspected pirates in the Indian Ocean after a command and supply ship was attacked by gunmen in...

French navy hands over suspected pirates to Somalia

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French navy officers handed over 22 suspected Somali pirates to semi-autonomous Puntland's authorities and they will be arraigned in local courts, officials...