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  • 16 March 2017
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    German Navy’s anti-submarine warfare Type F123 frigate FGS Brandenburg is set to deploy to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) to relieve another German frigate, the Type F124 FGS Sachsen, as flagship of the task force. The lead ship in the class of four German Navy F123 frigates, FGS Brandenburg is scheduled to leave her homeport […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During her recent port visit to the Seychelles, the EU Naval Force flagship, FGS Brandenburg conducted an oil spill exercise with units of the Seychelles Coast Guard, Air Force, Fire and Rescue Services, Port authorities and Maritime Safety Administration.   The command team of FGS Brandenburg coordinated and planned the complex Local Maritime Capability Building […]

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

    On Wednesday 6 August 2014 Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen (German Navy) handed over Force Command of the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta to Rear Admiral Guido Rando (Italian Navy).   Brigadier General Dick Swijgman, who recently assumed the role of Deputy Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, presided over the handover on board the […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Last week German Navy frigate, FGS Brandenburg, completed her transit through the Suez Canal and the Red Sea towards the waters of the Gulf of Aden to start counter piracy operations with the EU Naval Force Somalia, Operation Atalanta.   The Suez Canal, which is 162 kilometres in length is an extremely busy shipping lane, […]

  • 16 April 2014
    Training & Education

    On 11 April the Force Commander of EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, visited the first ship of his task force since he took over command.   The Hellenic frigate HS Psara, which has been part of EU Naval Force since February 2014, is participating in the EU’s Counter-Piracy […]

  • 6 September 2017
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    German Navy frigate FGS Brandenburg is on her way home after spending six months as the lead ship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Aegean Sea. Brandenburg is set to return to her homeport in Wilhelmshaven on September 8 after an eventful deployment. The frigate’s mission was to lead a NATO group of […]

  • 19 April 2017
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    German Navy frigate and current flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 – FGS Brandenburg – ran aground on Monday morning while departing the port of Piraeus, Greece. The frigate collided with a jetty and sustained considerable damage. According to German media, FGS Brandenburg damaged her rudder and both propellers and is only partially operational. Following […]

  • 24 May 2017
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    German Navy frigate FGS Brandenburg has completed repairs and returned to sea following a grounding incident in Greece, in April this year. The frigate ran aground on the morning of April 17 while departing the port of Piraeus, Greece. FGS Brandenburg collided with a jetty and damaged her rudder and both propellers and was only partially […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Navy’s F122, Bremen-class frigate FGS ‘Lübeck’ is joining NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Aegean Sea. Setting sail on August 21, Lübeck will be replacing another German ship, F123 frigate FGS Brandenburg, which spent six months as the flagship of the international task group. Commenting on the deployment, Lübeck’s commander, Frigate Captain Matthias Schmitt, […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Training & Education

    During the recent port visit of the EU Naval Force Flagship FGS Brandenburg to Dar Es Salaam joint training was delivered by EUCAP Nestor and EU Naval Force to 31 Tanzanian professionals dealing with maritime safety and security.   Personnel from the Tanzanian Police and Navy were trained in two subjects as part of a […]

  • 4 June 2014
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    At the end of May the EU Naval Force flagship, FGS Brandenburg, made a port visit to the island of Mayotte.   Uniquely, Mayotte is the only part of the European Union located inside Operation ATALANTA’s area of operations. Mayotte, which is located in the south west corner of the Indian Ocean, became an ‘overseas […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Since Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen assumed force command of the EU Naval Force on Sunday 6 April, he has been very busy ensuring that his flagship, FGS Brandenburg, and the rest of the EU Naval Force warships and maritime patrol aircraft under his command are fully prepared for the important role that they will […]

  • 30 June 2014
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    Over a period of three days FGS Brandenburg has escorted a World Food Programme (WFP) voyage chartered vessel from Djibouti to Bosaso, which is the capital of Puntland.   The WFP vessel had about 3,000 tonnes of food on board, which was destined for displaced people in Somalia. Protecting WFP vessels from pirate attack is […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Training & Education

    On Wednesday 23 April the German Secretary of Defence, Ursula von der Leyen, visited the EU Naval Force flagship, FGS Brandenburg during the German warship’s port visit to Djibouti. In what was her first visit to the German Navy since her inauguration, she met the troops from the European Union’s counter-piracy operation, Atalanta.   The […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Boarding teams from five Gulf of Guinea countries are using the German navy frigate FGS Brandenburg (F215) to enhance their abilities to complete visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations during Exercise Obangame Express 2015, from March 19 to 27, 2015. After boarding the ship, the boarding teams are confronted with situations that require them […]

  • 14 April 2014

    “All those involved in the replenishment at sea are required at their station”. When this order is broadcast over loudspeakers on board the German tanker FGS Rhön, the seamanship crew reacts quickly by donning their hard hats and safety gear before making final preparations for what is a highly specialized manoeuvre at sea.   At […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Navy said October 10 that the fire which broke out on FGS Brandenburg earlier would not affect its training schedule. According to the navy, the F123 frigate will be able to take part in the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) which is taking place in Britain at the end of October. FOST is an important […]

  • 17 July 2014
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    On Monday 14 July EU Naval Force warships FGS Brandenburg and ESPS Relampago rendezvoused with Chinese Navy ships CNS Chang Chun and CNS Chaohu at sea in the Gulf of Aden and carried out naval procedures together.   The EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, took the opportunity to welcome the Commander of […]

  • 16 July 2014
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    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 […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During a port visit to Djibouti, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, met with the Chinese Military Attaché to Djibouti, Ji Mingzhou, on board the EU Naval Force flagship FGS Brandenburg.   During the meeting they discussed the key issues related to counter piracy off the Horn of Africa and the successful tactical cooperation between the […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Training & Education

    FGS Brandenburg, the Flagship of EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta has conducted a port visit to the port of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. The visit coincided with the worldwide Europe Day Celebrations celebrated on the anniversary of the Schuman declaration in 1950.   Several events took place during the visit. On 6 […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    German Navy frigate Brandenburg was forced to dock in Kiel, Germany after a fire broke out on the ship on Saturday. According to the German news site Kieler Nachrichten, the crew was able to put out the fire and the ship managed to enter the Kiel base under its own power on Sunday. None of the crew were […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Training & Education

    On Thursday 1 May Latvia celebrated its 10th anniversary as a member of the European Union. During the past decade Latvian National Armed Forces have made a significant contribution to EU operations, including the EU’s counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia, Operation Atalanta.   Latvian Navy Sergeant, Aleksandrs Stepancuks, is currently serving as a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Training & Education

    On Friday 25 July 2014 the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, took the opportunity to visit warship, ESPS Navarra. The Spanish Navy frigate recently joined the EU Naval Force and was in close vicinity to the EU flagship, FGS Brandenburg, in the Gulf of Aden.   The purpose of the visit was […]

  • 4 August 2014
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    On Friday 25 July 2014 the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, took the opportunity to visit warship, ESPS Navarra.   The Spanish Navy frigate recently joined the EU Naval Force and was in close vicinity to the EU flagship, FGS Brandenburg, in the Gulf of Aden. The purpose of the visit was […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Force Commander of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, met with his counterpart from the Counter Piracy Mission Operation Ocean Shield, Rear Admiral Eugenio Diaz Del Rio.   Both Admirals met on the NATO Flagship, the Spanish frigate ESPS Cristobal Colon, to establish contact and discuss the […]

  • 4 June 2014
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    On Sunday 25 May 2014, French frigate FS Floréal, which is currently deployed with the EU Naval Force, provided towing assistance to a Yemeni dhow in the Gulf of Aden after it was seen drifting without power at sea.   The crew of a Japanese Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) had earlier sighted the […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Greek Navy frigate HS Psara which has been deployed with the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta since February has provided emergency medical assistance to the crew member of a dhow.   It was during a routine flight by a Japanese Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance (MPRA) on Monday 28 April that […]