The French Navy D'Estienne d'Orves-class corvette FS Commandant Birot (F 796) sailed into Valletta Port (the Grand Harbour) this afternoon on a courtesy visit.
The French corvette is currently deployed in the Mediterranean and assigned to E.U. Naval Force Mediterranean (Operation Sofia).
FS Cdt. Birot is presently berthing alongside at Pinto-1 wharf and she's expected to sail from Malta on Monday, Mar. 27th (24-Mar-2016)