01 June, 2017 Launching of the first BSAH 'LOIRE'

Following the notification by the French DGA (Defence Procurement Agency) of a programme of four Support and Assistance Multipurpose Vessels (BSAH), the first unit named ‘LOIRE' was launched in Concarneau on June 1st. 

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.