French navy ship D’Entrecasteaux made a call in Napier [fr]
The French multi-mission vessel, B2M D’Entrecasteaux made a call in Napier from 31 January to 5 February 2020.
Inaugurated in 2016, D’Entrecasteaux is a modern 65 meter long multi-mission ship stationed in New Caledonia.
Every year, the 24 crew members and their Lieutenant Commander spend more than 200 days at sea.
On Sunday 2 February, Ambassador Sylvaine Carta-Le Vert and Lieutenant Commander Séverin Jonglez, hosted on board local and national representatives, including the New Zealand Minister, Stuart Nash, and the mayors of Napier, Kirsten Wise, and Hastings, Sandra Hazlehurst.
Read the article on Hawkes Bay Today’s website
France and New Zealand run a very active military and assistance cooperation in the Pacific region, notably through the FRANZ agreement.
Photos: D’Entrecasteaux navy crew