14th and 16th September 2012 – Port Vendres




The French Navy Aviso (light frigate) “Jacoubet” will sail into Port Vendres on the 14th  September in a rare presentation for the public. The ship is 80m long and  a little over 10m wide with 90 crew members. Avisos are light frigates of the D’Estienne d’Orves class tasked with coastal anti-submarine warfare, patrol and defence including strategic submarine support and off-shore deployments.

The frigate’s maiin purpose is coastal anti submarine watch, as  well as  some specific missions such as  supporting strategic submarine forces, surveillance of maritime approaches, and sea rescue  In 2001-2002, after the attacks of September 11, it took part in the battle  against international terrorism, monitoring air traffic control. In 2007, it became the first warship to participate in the protection of humanitarian food convoys as part of the  World Food Programme for Somalia.

The ship is open to the public on the 15th from  9h to 12h and 14h to 18h and the 16th from 9h to 12h and 14h to16h.

Visits are free and visitors should bring a piece of identification (CNI, driving license …).
Flat shoes are recommended.
Backpacks must be left at the entrance of the building, before the visit.
The taking of photographs and videos is not allowed.
Some areas of the ship will not be accessible to people with reduced mobility.

More info: 04 68 82 60 99
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