20 September, 2016 French navy receives second B2M named 'BOUGAINVILLE'

The French Navy has taken delivery of the KERSHIP-built Multi-mission vessel(B2M) named BOUGAINVILLE'. This second of a series of three vessels was delivered on September 16 and will soon leave Brest to join her homeport in Papeete.

'D'entrecasteaux', the first B2M arrived at her home port of Noumea in New Caledonia in July this year. The third vessel is scheduled to be stationed in Reunion.

B2M are constructed to carry out overseas missions of sovereignty, law enforcement and logistic support missions.