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  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities

    On 11 of August 2014 the Combat Support Ship FGS Berlin received a visit from the Force Commander of the European Union Naval Force Somalia Rear Admiral Guido Rando.   It was the first visit aboard an Operation Atalanta unit other than the flagship since he assumed command on 6 August in Djibouti. The Force […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Thursday 10 July 2014 the EU Naval Force welcomed a new ship to its counter-piracy Task Force – the German Navy replenishment ship FGS Berlin.   After a two-week transit from Northern Germany the ship, under command of Commander Marcel Rosenbohm, arrived in the operating areas off the coast of Somalia. FGS Berlin has […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Saturday 13 September 2014 FGS Berlin conducted a RAS with Italian Navy destroyer, ITS Andrea Doria, the current flagship of the EU’s counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta.   Before the RAS commenced, all the sailors involved were fully briefed on their duties and then ITS Andrea Doria made a slow approach to the German Navy […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s auxiliary replenishment ship FGS Berlin will leave its homeport Wilhelmshaven on October 5, 2015, in order to take part in the EU Naval Force Mediterranean operation. The crew of the FGS Berlin, with Commander Marcel Rosenbohm at the helm, will take over tender Werra’s duties and continue working with the German frigate FGS Schleswig-Holstein. Looking forward to the […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On 5 October, EU Naval Force Warship, FGS Berlin conducted her twenty-first and final Replenishment at Sea (RAS) as part of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta with the EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria. The EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Guido Rando and nine members of the Force Headquarters Staff embarked […]

  • 24 February 2012

    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 […]

  • 5 March 2012

    EU NAFVOR warship FGS BERLIN has successfully engineered the release of an Indian flagged dhow and crew, disrupting a Pirate Action Group and destroying two attack skiffs. On 28 February 2012, EUNAVFOR Warship FGS BERLIN received a distress call from a merchant vessel reporting that they had successfully repelled a pirate attack in the Gulf […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Authorities

    On 21st  May the German Secretary of State, Mr. Thomas Kossendey, visited the German detachment for Operation Atalanta in Djibouti where he witnessed the handover of German frigate FGS Berlin to FGS Bremen as an EU Naval Force frigate.    Before he witnessed the handover ceremony on board FGS Bremen Mr. Kossendey used his stay […]

  • 8 March 2012

    Over the past few days EUNAVFOR warships, operating as part of the EU’s counter-piracy mission codenamed Operation ATALANTA, have provided life-saving assistance to a stricken dhow, with 12 crew and 92 passengers onboard, including a pregnant woman and 33 children. The dhow had put out a distress signal on Friday 2 March, saying that she […]

  • 9 December 2015
    Authorities

    Improved weather conditions in the Central Mediterranean Sea have led more migrants to embark on the dangerous voyage towards European coasts. In order to avoid the further loss of life at sea, operation Sophia vessels saved 374 migrants in the last couple of days. According to EUNAVFOR Med’s press statement, the migrants have been rescued […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Tender Werra has left Operation Sophia after over four months of deployment. Werra was substituted by the German combat support ship, FGS Berlin. With Commander Marcel Rosenbohm at the helm, FGS Berlin arrived to the Italian port of Augusta, Oct 14, to begin its EU Naval Force deployment. FGS Berlin will constitute the German operation contingent in the Operation Sophia along […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Monday, 8 September, EU Naval Force Belgian frigate, BNS Leopold I, conducted a replenishment at sea with the German support ship FGS Berlin in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC).   As the ships sailed close to each other, maintenance equipment was transferred from FGS Berlin’s deck to BNS Leopold I’s forecastle via a […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Authorities

    Combat support ship FGS Berlin which recently joined the EU Naval Force received a welcome visit from Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, who commands all ships deployed at sea with EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.   Both German warships have already conducted a […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Authorities

    German frigate FGS Augsburg will set sail for the EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia to join the already employed German replenishment ship FGS Berlin on Friday, November 20. Lead by Commander Senior Grade Jorg Mascow, the crew of Augsburg, together with the replenishment ship FGS Berlin, will be the German contribution to the mission in the Mediterranean. Looking […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Authorities

    290 migrants were rescued at sea from three dinghies off the coast of Lybia on November 24. With the contribution of the Spanish aircraft Cisne10 Orion P3, that spotted one of the dinghies during a patrol and surveillance flight, the German supply ship FGS Berlin and the British frigate HMS Enterprise saved respectively 236 and […]

  • 20 February 2012
    Industry news

    From its port in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and travelling through the Red Sea into the area of operation off the Coast of Somalia, the FGS BERLIN joins the multi-national EU NAVFOR off the Horn of Africa , 17 February 2012. The FGS BERLIN is a class 702 combat supply ship, capable of refuelling and replenishing other […]

  • 25 January 2016
    Authorities

    Tasked by the Rome-stationed Maritime Rescue Coordination Center to patrol the southern region of the deployment area, German Navy combat support ship FGS Berlin spotted a vessel approximately 87 kilometers off the Lybian coast. While the rescue operation was still ongoing, the Berlin crew saw another boat at a distance of 6 kilometers. After both rescue operations were […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    EU NAVFOR Warship HNLMS Van Speijk escorted the World Food Programme (WFP) chartered vessel from 21-25 September before handing over to FGS Berlin allowing the Dutch Frigate to proceed north whilst the German Auxiliary Fleet Support vessel continued the escort from 26-29 September. “The broad range of capabilities of our ship makes it possible to […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    EU Naval Force Warship FGS Berlin conducts three Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) activities during a recent port visit to the Seychelles in support of EUCAP Nestor.   LMCB are conducted by the European Union to build the capacity of security forces of regional partners in the fight against piracy. Firstly on 25 August Firefighting training […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    German Bremen Class Frigate FGS Lübeck joined EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta on 6 October. She relieved the German Joint Support Ship FGS Berlin following a few days of handover in the port of Djibouti. The Captain of FGS Lübeck, Commander Peter Christian Semrau, who has been training for the development for several months with […]

  • 27 December 2015
    Authorities

    EUNAVFOR Med vessels, led by German FGS Berlin and Spanish ESPS Canarias, saved 660 lives in the central Mediterranean Sea on December 24 and 25. The unusually calm sea waters increased the flow of migrants from the Libyan coast. While patrolling the assigned area of operations, the two vessels in service within Eunavfor Med operation […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Authorities

    German Navy’s combat support ship FGS Frankfurt am Main and the corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein left their homeports January 11. They will take part in Operation Sophia, EUNAVFOR’s mission of stopping human trafficking and saving lives in the central Mediterranean Sea. Looking forward to the upcoming task, the commander of the auxiliary ship said: “The […]

  • 23 October 2015
    Authorities

    German Tender Werra is expected to return to her homeport, naval base Kiel, tomorrow, October 24. The 5th Minesweeper Squadron ship has spent 5 months undertaking Mediterranean Sea missions and taking part in migrant rescue operations. During her deployment, FGS Werra saved a total of 1186 people from the sea. The ship clocked over 25.000 nautical miles, […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Training & Education

    FGS BREMEN has commenced her tour of duty patrolling the waters of the Gulf of Aden and Horn of Africa as the tenth ship of the EU NAVAL FORCE (EU NAVFOR). Having left her home port of Wilhelmshaven on 7th May BREMEN arrives on station after a 14 day transit. Originally designed as a submarine […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Authorities

    Vessels of the Operation Sophia fleet conducted two rescue operations yesterday, Oct 28. The ships SNS Triglav and HMS Enterprise were the first to be called to action where they were required to help a wooden boat in distress. A few hours later, HMS Richmond and FGS Berlin carried out another rescue by taking up migrants sailing […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After it was united with the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour, the Belgian Navy’s frigate Leopold I (F930) joined the rest of the EUNAVFOR Med fleet in the Mediterranean. The vessel marked its first week of patrol in the international waters off the coast of Libya as part of the Operation Sophia. During this time Leopold I was able to […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën is on her way home after a successful three months deployment to the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta, the counter-piracy mission of the European Union.   Before joining Operation Atalanta, the ship conducted two-weeks of pre-deployment training on her way to the Suez Canal. After a brief stop in Malta, the […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Anent the arrival of German Navy Ship FGS Bonn to Halifax, Canada, Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic issued the following message:   “It is my great pleasure to welcome the Berlin-class replenishment ship FGS Bonn to Halifax for a seven-day visit in Canada beginning Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Canada’s recent decisions […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Approximately 900 personnel from the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force are participating in a major fleet exercise this week until March 14, 2014, off the Eastern seaboard. This exercise will also see the contribution of United States Coast Guard vessel, USCG Campbell, and the Federal German Ship (FGS) Bonn, a Berlin-class replenishment […]