Franschhoek takes on the mad mullahs of Tehran


When the Iranians threatened to close the Straits of Hormuz last month, the French didn’t mess around. They sent the La Motte-Picquet, an F70 type anti-submarine frigate of the French Marine Nationale, off to Hormuz to wave the flag. Sending a vessel which shares a name with famous Franschhoekfranschhoekcellarwines Franschhoek takes on the mad mullahs of Tehran
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wine estate La Motte is a double insult, as wine is haraam for followers of the Prophet.

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La Motte the ship

The South African connection is reinforced by the news that the vessel is powered by 2 × Pielstick PA 6 V280 STD diesels which will surely keep the Straits open.