FGS BERLIN Responds to Emergency Call
On 22 February 2012, the EU NAVFOR combat support warship FGS BERLIN responded to a distress signal from a tanker that was under attack by suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
On receipt of the radio call the FGS BERLIN immediately dispatched her two Seaking helicopters to the area while she closed and when the skiff had been relocated it was stopped and the suspect pirates immediately surrendered to the ship’s boarding team.
The suspects have been transferred to FGS BERLIN and further investigations are ongoing.
Naval Today Staff , February 24, 2012; Image: eunavfor