A French Navy ship, the PSP Arago, has completed what is reported as the Navy’s fifth Frontex mission. The PSP Arago was based in the Aegean Sea 3-29 June 2009 and operated out of several Greek ports. It reportedly intercepted over 200 migrants in 7 interdictions; the migrants were turned over to Greek authorities.
French naval ships have participated in Frontex missions since 2008. French naval surveillance airplanes have participated in such missions since 2006.
Click here for article (Le portail des sous-marins).
Click here for the Préfecture maritime de la Méditerranée web site: Intervenir – Participation aux missions Frontex.
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