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  • 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 […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main damaged its stern while entering the Wilhelmshaven navy base late in the evening on March 16, the German Navy informed. While the the extent of damages is yet to be evaluated, the navy said it has called off participation in the NATO-led drill Joint Warrior. No persons […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    FGS Frankfurt am Main, one of two German Navy combat support ships, is set to become the service’s first ship to receive an integrated hospital on its deck. The ship is being upgraded at German Naval Yards Kiel (GNYK) where it will be fitted with the integrated Naval Rescue Center (iMERZ). The rescue center will […]

  • 25 January 2016
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    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 […]

  • 13 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The 2018 edition of one of the largest sailing events in the world will be hosting over 30 warships from 14 nations, the German Navy has announced. Taking place in the last full week of June, the 136th edition of Kiel Week will draw several million attendants and include a multitude of events from June […]

  • 5 March 2018
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    German Navy’s Brandenburg-class frigate FGS Bayern is scheduled to get underway from her homeport of Wilhelmsaven on March 7 to start a six-month deployment to the Aegean Sea. During their time in the Aegean Sea, the frigate and her crew will operate as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). FGS Bayern is replacing […]

  • 7 November 2017
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    German Navy’s Bremen-class frigate FGS Lübeck is on her way home having concluded 700 patrol hours as part of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). The ship and her 200 crew are scheduled to enter their homeport of Wilhelmshaven on November 10, after two months of operations in the Aegean Sea. Together with other ships […]

  • 17 October 2017
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    German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main which damaged its stern in March this year is ready to deploy again after undergoing repair works in Kiel. The ship sustained stern damage while reversing into a sea lock at Wilhelmshaven navy base and had to sail for Kiel where it was repaired by German […]

  • 16 March 2016
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    German Navy’s Bremen-class frigate FGS Karlsruhe is scheduled to leave its homeport Wilhelmshaven on March 18 to join EUNAVFOR’s Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean. Led by Commander Christian Clausing, the ship’s crew will join another German ship in the operation, the combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main. FGS Karlsruhe will be taking over the roles of […]

  • 2 May 2016
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    European naval vessels rescued a total of 587 migrants trying to reach Europe in five unseaworthy boats. In the morning hours of April 29, a Spanish maritime patrol aircraft spotted the migrants and reported that one of the boats was in poor condition and semi-sunken. Four ships assigned to EUNAVFOR’s mission to prevent loss of […]

  • 17 June 2016
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    German Navy tender ‘Werra’ and the minehunter ‘Datteln’ will depart their homebase in Kiel on June 20 to join the EU NAVFOR mission of saving lives and apprehending smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea. Werra, commanded by Corvette Captain Mirko Preuß and Datteln, commanded by Corvette Captain Björn Fischer, will first sail for Augusta, Italy, where they will […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 June 2016
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    German Navy’s combat support ship Frankfurt am Main has rescued over 500 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast. Rescued migrants are now being brought to the Italian port city Messina, Sicily. The ship first rescued 293 people in three separate operations 70 kilometers off the Libyan capital Tripoli early Thursday. A Migrant […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Admirals hanging on a rope meters above water surface is not something sailors would consider a routine procedure. Italian Navy Admiral Andrea Gueglio, however, really wanted to try transferring from one ship to another via a material transport line. Having witnessed a resupply at sea conducted between the German Navy ships ‘Frankfurt am Main’ and ‘Karlsruhe’ […]

  • 23 February 2016
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    Multiple ships from EUNAVFOR Med’s Operation Sophia joined forces for the rescue of 475 migrants off the Libyan coast, February 20 and 21. Four rubber boats, one spotted by the Italian helicopter EH101 on Saturday and one by the Spanish air force aircraft VIGMA D-4 on Sunday, were in distress in international waters north of […]

  • 27 March 2018
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    German Navy combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main has wrapped up its deployment to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 and is now en route to its homeport. Frankfurt am Main is scheduled to enter Wilhelmshaven on March 29 after spending five and a half months underway. The ship deployed to SNMG2 in October 2017 after undergoing […]

  • 27 June 2016
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    After a non-governmental organization ship reported spotting around 500 people in a wooden barge, 84 kilometers north-west of Tripoli, Libya, on June 24, German Navy combat support ship Frankfurt am Main was sent to the location to assist the rescue efforts. After arriving at the destination, the German ship found a total of two wooden barges and four […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main on Wednesday arrived in Kiel where it will be repaired by German Navy Yards. The shipbuilder will be working on damages Frankfurt am Main sustained entering the Wilhelmshaven navy base late in the evening on March 16. The combat support ship was reversing into a sea lock […]

  • 17 March 2016
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    German combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main has rescued 361 migrants and taken up another 254, previously rescued by Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise, on March 15. In the morning hours of March 15, Operation Sophia ship Frankfurt am Main was sent to respond to a rubber boat sighting around 90 kilometers northwest of Tripoli, Libya. The […]

  • 30 March 2016
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    German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Frankfurt am Main, part of EUNAVFOR’s Op Sophia mission saved 105 migrants 50 kilometers north of the Tripoli coast on March 29. Once all migrants were taken on board the warship, sailors sunk the rubber boat which was used by migrants. EGV Frankfurt am Main later transferred the rescued persons to […]

  • 17 February 2014

    EU Naval Force warships have once again come to the rescue of fishermen off the coast of Somalia.   Following FGS Hessen’s rescue of a 14 year old fisherman from a capsized boat on Wednesday 12 February, this latest rescue, which happened on Thursday 13 February, saw French warship, FS Siroco and German warship, FGS […]

  • 24 March 2016
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    German Navy combat support ship EGV Berlin is set to hold a change of command ceremony on March 31, 2016, in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Frigate Captain Marcel Rosenbohm, who has been the ship’s commander since November, 2012, will be relieved by Frigate Captain Sven Hikele during the ceremony on board the ship. Looking back at his […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy tanker ‘Spessart’ had to be towed home from UK waters after experiencing problems with its engine during the Joint Warrior drill off Scotland. The 40-year-old ship broke down on March 27 and the extent of damage is yet to be determined, German Kieler Nachrichten reported. Spessart withdrew not only from the international exercise […]

  • 16 March 2017
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    Ships assigned to the EU-led operation Sophia will be welcoming a new fleet tender to their group once the German Navy ship Rhein sets sail for the Mediterranean Sea. FGS Rhein is scheduled to depart its homeport in Kiel on March 21 and head toward the Mediterranean where she will help save lives and fight […]

  • 8 January 2016
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    The German Navy corvette FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein will depart her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany on January 11 to join the EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia. Commanded by Commander Juniorgrade Marco Köster, she will be the first German corvette to take part in Op Sophia. Commander Köster said: “This deployment puts new challenges before us. We are prepared for the tasks ahead and […]

  • 9 October 2015
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    The French frigate FS COURBET and the German FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN have been taking part in a complex rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea from October 7. The German frigate FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN, together with the Italian Ship ITS AVIERE belonging to the “Mare Sicuro” mission, was firstly requested to intervene in favour of three […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warships from eight nations arrived in Greece for the annual exercise Ariadne which will be taking place from March 31 to April 7. In addition to ships, naval officers from some ten countries will be attending the exercise in the Ionian Sea in the Gulf of Patras. NATO ships from the Standing Mine Countermeasures Group […]

  • 21 March 2016
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    French patrol ship FS Commandant Bouan joined NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) in the Aegean Sea last week. Commandant Bouan is the second ship to reinforce the mission against human traffickers as the Dutch frigate HNLMS Van Amstel sailed for the Aegean on March 10. SNMG2 is conducting reconnaissance and monitoring activities in […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s Braunschweig-class corvette Ludwigshafen am Rhein is expected to return to her homeport in Warnemünde on November 17, after concluding her NATO deployment. Before she reaches home, the K 130 corvette will have sailed over 14.000 nautical miles and spent some 80 days with NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). Crewed by 59 sailors, Ludwigshafen am Rhein was part of […]