German Navy corvette Oldenburg ready for UNIFIL mission
The German Navy’s corvette Oldenburg (F263) is to deploy to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
The ship is scheduled to leave its homeport Warnemünde with its Delta crew on September 10, 2018, according to the navy.
The patrol of the coast of Lebanon comes twelve months after the previous deployment, Corvette captain Thorsten Vögler said, adding that the crew underwent the necessary preparations and training before setting sail for Lebanon.
Oldenburg belongs to the K130 Braunschweig class — Germany’s newest class of ocean-going corvettes.
Established in 1989, UNIFIL aimed to restore international peace and security and confirm the withdrawal of Israeli forces from southern Lebanon.
UNIFIL, which has around 10,500 peacekeepers coming from 41 troop contributing countries, maintains an intensive level of operational and other activities amounting to approximately 13,500 activities per month, day and night, in the area of operations.