The French Navy provides security for the Olympic sailing week » GCAA Economic and Political Newsletter

On the occasion of the French Olympic Week (SOF) 2022, organized by the French Sailing Federation, the Naval Governor of the Mediterranean has established a special maritime security system off Hyeres.

From 24 to 30 April, a Special Maritime Security (DPSM) system was deployed under the operational control of the Maritime Governor of the Mediterranean at the port of Heiers to ensure the protection of competitors involved in the. 54 foreign delegations participated in these competitions. This Olympic week brought together 10 sports disciplines, which will compete in the 2024 Olympic Games that will be held off Marseille.

Combating terrorism and public order

This DPSM is intended to prevent any accidental intrusion of marine cell phones during regattas that could present a risk to competitors, and to ensure the safety of the participants in the event of harmful action.

“DPSMs are systems that have been instituted, under the direction of the Naval Governor of the Mediterranean, on the occasion of events open to the public taking place in the naval curriculum or on the coast. Their goals are combating terrorism at sea, safety of ships at sea, maintaining public order at sea and assessing threats from the sea for naval approaches. “, refers to the Maritime Prefecture of the Mediterranean. Each year, on average, about 60 of these arrangements are organized by the Services of the Mediterranean Maritime Preservation in the maritime domain.

This device has been requested [1] The regulation of navigation, mooring, swimming and diving, which was established jointly with the municipality of Heyer and the Directorate of Territories and the Sea (DDTM) of the Var.

There were several administrative units that contributed to the state’s work at sea: the PCG Jonquille patrol boat, the VCSM Argens patrol boat of the Maritime Gendarmerie, the DF66 customs patrol boat, and the Lavandou Maritime Brigade of the Provincial Gendarmerie. This type of device will be refurbished during the 2024 Olympic Games for sailing events organized off Marseille, jointly with the Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (COJOP) and the Provence-Alpes Regional Services. Azure and the province of Bouches-du-Rhone.

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[1] https://www.premar-mediterranee.gouv.fr/uploads/mediterranee/arretes/3db70070fda3faeb691f675dde6d5531.pdf

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