44.6 tons of building materials and sanitary equipment were shipped from the naval base ARC Bolívar aboard the French Navy’s Overseas Assistance and Support Vessel (BSAOM) Dumont d’Urville to join the operational efforts to rebuild the islands of Providencia and Santa Catalina as part of the “Operation Renacer,” fulfilling a commitment to help the communities affected by the passage of Hurricane Iota that hit these islands last November. The materials and equipment to be transported are financed and provided by the Presidential Council for Children and Young People of Colombia.
Of the Entrecasteaux class, the “Dumont d” Urville “arrives from its base in Fort-de-France in Martinique. The 65-meter-long ship is characterized by a high degree of automation, which enables it to carry out missions with it a reduced and highly qualified crew with 2 crews of 24 seafarers who go to sea every 4 months and guarantee more than 200 days of action at sea per year. It was delivered to the French Marine Nationale in 2019.
The Commander of the Caribbean Naval Forces, Rear Admiral Juan Ricardo Rozo Obregón, witnessed the boarding process along with the French Defense Attaché in Colombia, Lieutenant Colonel Jean Cristopher Berger. (Carlos Vanegas, correspondent for the Edefa group in Colombia)
Photos: Overseas Aid and Support Ship (BSAOM) ?? Dumont d ?? Urville ?? of the French Navy in Colombia.
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