Abeille Bourbon

Vue de face de l'Abeille Bourbon lors de son arrivée à Brest.
© Marine Nationale

Abeille Bourbon  – details

The Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) Abeille Bourbon and her sister-ship the ABEILLE LIBERTE, were both built in the Norwegian shipyard of Kleven Marine and designed by the architect Sigmund Borgundvaag. 

She was christened in Cherbourg on April 13, 2005 by Jacques de Chateauvieux (BOURBON group) in the presence of Bernadette Chirac, her godmother.

Since 2005, L’ABEILLE BOURBON has been serving the rescue station of Brest.

Services : 

Salvage and towing operations

Search and rescue

Escorts of hampered ships

Castaways assistance

Firing fighting operations (FIFI 2)

Emergency 24/24