French Floreal-class frigate Vendémiaire makes port call in Malaysia

According to a tweet published by the French Embassy of Malaysia on February 25, 2022, the French Floreal-class frigate Vendémiaire which is sailing in Asia from February to April 2022 has called in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 French Floreal-class frigate Vendémiaire (Picture source: French Embassy of Malaysia)

Vendémiaire is a Floréal-class frigate (frégate de surveillance) of the French Navy. She is the fifth ship of the class and is named after Vendémiaire, the first month of the Republican Calendar.

The ship was constructed at Saint-Nazaire, France, in 1992 and entered service in 1993. Vendémiaire is stationed in the French Pacific territories for patrol duties.

Vendémiaire has a standard displacement of 2,600 tonnes (2,600 long tons) and 3,000 tonnes (2,950 long tons) at full load. The frigate measures 85.2 metres (279 ft 6 in) long between perpendiculars and 93.5 metres (306 ft 9 in) overall with a beam of 14 metres (45 ft 11 in) and a draught of 4.3 m (14 ft 1 in).

The frigate is equipped with a 30-by-15-metre (98 by 49 ft) helicopter landing pad located on the stern and a 10-by-15-metre (33 by 49 ft) hangar. The ship is capable of operating the embarked Eurocopter AS565 Panther up to sea state 5.