Gallery: French frigate Primauguet docks in Zeebrugge, Belgium

Images: Belgian Navy

French Navy frigate Primauguet (D 644) docked in Zeebrugge, Belgium for a routine port visit on March 10 and is set to stay until March 13.

The frigate was on its way back from the international exercise Cold Response 2016, which took place in Norwegian waters and hosted 20 warships from different NATO member states.

Cold Response is a biennial Norwegian exercise featuring maritime, land and air operations to underscore NATO’s ability to defend against any threat in any environment. The location in central Norway provides a unique, extreme cold-weather environment for all forces involved to develop tactics, techniques and procedures, and learn from one another.

One of seven F70 type anti-submarine frigates of the French Marine Nationale, the Primauguet is the sixth French vessel named after the 15th century captain Hervé de Portzmoguer. The ship was launched March 17, 1984 and commissioned November 5, 1986.

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