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  • 3 April 2014
    Training & Education

    On Wednesday 2 April, German Navy frigate, FGS Hessen departed the waters of the Gulf of Aden and headed for home after completing four months of counter piracy patrols with the EU Naval Force.   After a short port stop in Malaga, Spain, FGS Hessen will arrive in her home port in Wilhelmshaven on Thursday […]

  • 24 February 2014

    On Monday 17 February, during a ‘friendly approach’ with local seafarers, the medical team from German Navy frigate FGS Hessen, was able to provide eight local Somalia fishermen with medical examinations and some dental treatment.   The offer of medical help to the local fishing community was initiated a day earlier, after FGS Hessen’s Boarding […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 December 2013
    Training & Education

    On 23 December, two EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) warships, FGS Hessen and ESPS Tornado, conducted a Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) which is a transfer of items from one ship to another by the use of a helicopter. The replenishment took place amid counter-piracy deployment of the warships to the Gulf of Aden. Both ships joined […]

  • 29 January 2014
    Training & Education

    Crewmembers of the German Navy ship FGS Hessen, attached to EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta, boarded three Iranian flagged dhows in the Gulf of Aden last week.   FGS Hessen detected the three dhows drifting in the waters and contacted them via radio to ask if they needed any assistance. Crewmembers of the dhows invited […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On Friday morning 13 December 2013, Rear Admiral Hervé Bléjean, who is the EU Force Commander for Operation Atalanta warships conducting counter piracy patrols off the Somali coast, visited Federal German Ship (FGS) Hessen. After being flown on board FGS Hessen by the German warship’s Sea Lynx MK-88A helicopter, Rear Admiral Hervé Bléjean was given […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Training & Education

    It’s not every day that passengers on board a civilian cruise liner would get so close to a warship on operations that they could wave to each other, but this is just what happened last week when the German cruise liner, AIDAdiva, with over 2,000 passengers on board, met German frigate FGS Hessen at sea. […]

  • 14 January 2014

    The German Navy ship, FGS Hessen, which is currently part of European Naval Force Operation Atalanta, assisted a Yemeni dhow off the coast of Yemen. The dhow was drifting for five days due to some technical malfunctions. The Japanese Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) alerted FGS Hessen about the stranded dhow. Before reaching the […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Training & Education

    On Wednesday 26 February 2014, German Navy frigate, FGS Hessen which is operating as part of the EU Naval Force, and South Korean destroyer, Kang Gam Chan, met up in the Gulf of Aden to carry out a joint exercise. Both warships are currently conducting counter-piracy operations.   The counter-piracy exercise was arranged after FGS […]

  • 10 April 2019

    German Navy F124 frigate FGS Hessen is scheduled to depart its Wilhelmshaven homeport on April 11 to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). The air-defense frigate will replace another German vessel currently deployed to the mission in the Aegean Sea. Combat support ship Bonn deployed to the international mission in late November […]

  • 11 February 2014

    The crew of the German Navy ship, FGS Hessen, which is currently deployed within the EU Naval Force, changed an engine of the warship’s Sea Lynx Mark 88A helicopter during their recent port visit to the Seychelles last month.   The procedure of changing an engine is extremely specialized and requires for a warship’s deck […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    German Navy frigate FGS Hessen is en route home after spending six months with the US Navy carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. The F124 air-defense frigate is set to return to its home port in Wilhelmshaven on July 21, as the US Navy decided to return the CSG home […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Training & Education

    After spending almost five months operating with the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta off Somalia, German frigate FGS Niedersachsen is heading home. During its time with Operation Atalanta, FGS Niedersachsen sailed a total of 26,000 nautical miles and conducted daily counter piracy patrols to help keep the waters off the Somali coast safer for seafarers. The […]

  • 4 September 2019

    German Navy Sachsen-class frigate FGS Hamburg is scheduled to depart her Wilhelmsaven homeport on September 6 to join NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2). Hamburg will set sail for the Aegean Sea where the international group is most active. The air-defense frigate and her crew will spend the next five months with the group. Hamburg’s […]

  • 11 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    German Navy’s F124 air-defense frigate FGS Hessen will be joining a US Navy aircraft carrier strike group off the US east coast for joint drills. Hessen is scheduled to depart her homeport of Wilhelmshaven on January 15 and will be joined by a Norwegian frigate which will also be integrating into a carrier strike group. […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Harry S. Truman carrier strike group (HSTCSG) has completed the final pre-deployment exercise and is now officially ready to deploy. The group returned to Naval Station Norfolk on March 1 after completing their composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). HSTCSG got underway Feb. 1, to carry out the a series of training scenarios that […]

  • 25 March 2014

    On Tuesday 18 March, three EU Naval Force warships, FS Siroco, FGS Hessen and ESPS Relampago gathered in the Gulf of Aden for a joint replenishment at sea (RAS) with the American logistics ship, USNS Pecos from Task Force 53. Ships from Task Force 53 provide regular replenishment support to the European Union’s counter-piracy warships […]

  • 3 January 2018

    F124 air defense frigate FGS Sachsen will become the first German Navy vessel to deploy in 2018, getting underway from her homeport of naval base Wilhelmshaven on January 5. The lead ship of the F124 frigates is joining the EU-led operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea. The goal of the mission is to prevent human […]

  • 29 March 2016

    Frigate Captain Jörg Maier will transfer command over the German Navy frigate Sachsen to Frigate Captain Ole Paffenholz during a ceremony scheduled to be held at Wilhelmshaven Naval Base on April 1. Frigate Captain Meier has been at the helm of the frigate since August 2013. Looking back at the time spent at his position, he […]

  • 11 April 2018

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and its associated carrier strike group are getting underway from Norfolk on Wednesday to start a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Middle East. Ships accompanying the aircraft carrier include guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG […]

  • 8 December 2016

    German Navy’s air-defense frigate FGS Sachsen will depart its homeport to become the new flagship of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2. Sachsen will be taking the place of Dutch De Zeven Provincien-class frigate HNLMS De Ruyter which has been at the helm of SNMG2 since September this year. The lead ship of the F124 class of […]

  • 29 May 2015

    Nearly 370 people – 50 of them children – were saved by HMS Bulwark in her third rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean. The lifesaving incident was one of five being played out at the same time off the Libyan coast as Europe’s navies responded to the humanitarian crisis. The assault ship put five of […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Training & Education

    EU Naval Force Ships ESPS Tornado, FS Siroco, and FGS Hessen met at sea with the US Navy ship USNS Joshua Humphreys for a joint replenishment at sea (RAS) on January 21st, 2014.   Four ships with more than 600 crewmembers took part in the RAS, which was carried out successfully and quickly. EU Naval […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    US Navy ships centered around the Harry S. Truman carrier strike group (HST CSG) got underway on February 1 to start the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), their final pre-deployment exercise.  COMPTUEX is an intensive, month-long drilldesigned to fully integrate units of HST CSG, while testing the strike group’s ability as a whole to carry out […]

  • 6 April 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Britain’s Only WW2-Era Submarine Reopens to Public HMS Alliance – Britain’s only WW2-era submarine – reopens to the public today after a three-year restoration project. Around £7m has been spent revamping the boat at the RN Submarine Museum in Gosport, making her appear brand new both inside and out.  UK Submarine Searches for Missing Malaysian […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group has completed the fleet synthetic training – group commander (FST-GC) exercise on January 19, clearing another hurdle before starting the final pre-deployment exercise – Comptuex. In addition to FST-GC, Harry S. Truman sailors completed the force protection exercise (FPEX) while pier-side, Jan. 18. FST-GC is the largest […]

  • 16 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two US Navy destroyers deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) kicked off their 2018 deployment with a live-fire missile exercise. USS Farragut (DDG 99) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) executed a variety of scenarios simulating a complex warfighting environment, including the shoot-down of advanced high-speed targets, April 13. “Beginning our […]

  • 30 April 2018

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) passed through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea on April 27. “I’m proud of the professional seamanship our sailors showcased as we transited through one of the busiest sea lanes in the world,” Truman’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Nicholas Dienna, said. Along with Truman, the […]

  • 15 June 2018

    US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) returned to operations as part of the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 after departing Tromso, Norway, on June 13. Bulkeley sailors spent four days in Tromso strengthening the partnership between the Norway and the United States. “We talked about how long we’ve been in, and about their structure […]