|Photographer:||Christian Herrou [View profile]||Title:||FS L'Astrolabe P800||Added:||Jul 17, 2017|
|Captured:||July 13, 2017||IMO:||9797539||Hits:||743|
|Civilian owned ship manned by the French Navy
- 120 days/year - civilian missions as ice-breaker based at Hobart Australia working to supply French Antartica base
- 240 days/year - based at La Réunion working on military mission as OPV (Off-shore Patrol Vessel) mainly fisheries protection around south Indian Ocean french islands.
ps: Auxiliary category used until now on Shipspotting is quite nonsense as if considered as a navy ship (2/3 year) and pennant number is clear in accordance with the missions: P as Patrol - - Then 1/3 year she is under civilian order.