BSAH PROGRAM: LAUNCHING OF THE SECOND UNIT ‘RHONE’
Following the notification by the French DGA (Defence Procurement Agency) of a programme of four Offshore Support and Assistance Multipurpose Vessels, the second unit named ‘RHONE’ was launched in Concarneau today while its crew was attending.
In the meantime the first BSAH ‘LOIRE’ is sailing towards home port in Toulon.
Featuring a 70 metres length and a 2,600 tonnes full load displacement, the BSAHs can accommodate a crew of 17 and 12 extra personnel.
They will be operated by the French Navy within the scope of armed forces and Law Enforcement at Sea.