The “Rhône” stops over in Canada [fr]

The “Rhône”, a French Navy metropolitan support and assistance ship (BSAM), is calling at the port of Halifax from July 24 to August 3. Based in Brest, the ship’s missions include the support and projection of forces at sea (aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, etc.), the protection of people and assets (including environmental protection), as well as regional support (towing equipment, work in military ports, etc.). The “Rhône” is 70.3 meters long and 15.8 meters wide, with a displacement of up to 2960 tons when loaded.

The “Rhône”, arrived Sunday for a port visit and to join Canadian Fleet Atlantic ships and allies on Operation NANOOK, the Canadian Armed Forces annual signature northern operation that brings together partners from Canada, Denmark, France, and the USA.

Delivered in 2018, the “Rhône” became the first French Navy vessel to navigate the Northeast Passage, a 19,000 nautical mile circumpolar route in the heart of the Arctic zone, from the Norwegian Sea to the Bering Strait. After passing through Halifax, she will sail to Greenland.

Last modified on 03/08/2022

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